Arsene Wenger’s injury update on Cesc Fabregas and Wojciech Szczesny

March 11, 2011

Arsene Wenger on Thursday gave the latest injury news ahead Arsenal’s match against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarterfinal this Saturday.

Speaking at a press conference, Arsene Wenger gave good news in the shape of Robin Van Persie’s availability for Saturday after confirming no recurrence of injury. Van Persie made a surprise start on Wednesday against Barcelona after making a quick recovery from a knee injury, which had him ruled out for three weeks.

Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out for this Saturday and even for next week’s match after the manager confirmed the bad news of a recurrence of Fabregas’ hamstring. Wenger added that Fabregas is obviously disappointed due to it as it’s becoming a problem for him.

Szczesny has also been ruled out for an indefinite time after scans have shown a dislocated finger with a tendon problem. Wenger added that an assessment form a specialist is going to be taken for what’s to be done next.

On Thursday, Arsene Wenger said:

“Van Persie will be available for Saturday. [Fabregas], no. He had a recurrence of his hamstring problem and he will be out for the next game. Maybe for the next two games. He is, of course, very disappointed because it is becoming a little problem for him to [keep] having a recurrence of his hamstring. But it’s a very superficial one.

Szczesny has a dislocated finger with a tendon problem. We need the assessment of the specialist to see where we go from here. He had a scan last night. He is out for a while, for how long? I couldn’t tell you.”


Fabregas & Eboue injured, Denislon apologizes, Djourou remains upbeat as Ramsey makes a positive comeback.

November 25, 2010

Fabregas: Out with a hamstring injury

Eboue: He picked up a knee injury last night

Things are certainly not going our way at the moment. Two defeats in a row and now Fabregas and Eboue are out with injuries. Eboue has a knee injury whereas Fabregas has a hamstring problem. Fabregas was doubtful to start before the match but Wenger took a gamble with him and it didn’t pay off.

Wenger said after the match:

“Eboue has a medial knee ligament strain from the tackle from behind. Fabregas has a hamstring strain.
Eboue will be out for a while. We will assess Fabregas tomorrow [Wednesday] but it could be two to three weeks, we don’t know yet.
It is very disappointing because I had a hesitation to play him [Fabregas] before the game started. But I took the gamble and it back-fired on us.”

Fabregas should not have been risked for this match. If it’s a recurring problem we will miss him for more than the time Wenger is saying. We will know more about the extent of injuries tomorrow.

Denilson: Disappointed after last nights match

Denilson after the game has come out an apologized to the fans for the two defeats in a row and the bad performances. He said that the next game has become important as it is a must win.  He talked about  focusing on the games ahead and to try and win trophies as they are important this season.

“It’s very disappointing. I’m very bad about the [defeat], very sad, I’m very sorry for the fans, for this match and the last game as well. We have one game left against Partizan where the three points will be very important. We now have to focus on our next game, we have many games [coming up], we have to keep on going on, we have to win trophies this season because it is very important for us.”

Djourou: Remains positive after the defeat

Djourou too has come out and said that it would be disaster if we didn’t qualify for the next round in the champions league. He spoke about remaining positive and that the whole team wants to win a trophy. He said that the defeat was a shock and that they should have done better with the possession and the goals should have been avoided.

“If we didn’t qualify, it would be a disaster. We shouldn’t think we are not going to qualify. We have to think positively. This defeat was a shock for everyone and we need to bounce back. We have the players to do it, it is just how much we want it. And we do want to win a trophy. When you have so much possession [65 per cent] the game should have been done. And theirs were silly goals, we should have avoided them.”

Ramsey: Made a positive start yesterday

The only good news is that Ramsey made a positive return to the playing field for the first time in 9 months. He played the first 45 minutes for the reserves yesterday in which the signs were positives. It is the last step in his rehabilitation process after which he will be available to play for the first team. Wenger has said that he will feature regularly for the reserves from now on to make him get to match fitness. The Christmas period is the busiest one and I hope he gets there by that and is available to us. And I hope he makes a complete recovery and returns better than ever.

Thoughts!