Arsene Wenger’s injury news with updates on Emmanuel Frimpong and Abou Diaby
Written by Jeffrey on December 31, 2010 4:45
It is sad how the Gunners suffer new injury problems the moment manager Arsene Wenger has almost a complete squad to choose from.
Making his comeback from injury on Wednesday against Wigan Athletic, French midfielder Abou Diaby suffered a setback which according to the manager will keep him out for at least a month. The 24-year old featured against Chelsea on Monday but only lasted twenty seven minutes at the DW Stadium and was forced to give way to 18-year old Jack Wilshere.
Asked about long-term absentees, Wenger added how defender Thomas Vermaelen is still not back and also out are goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and left-back Kieran Gibbs who is out with an ankle injury.
The Arsenal boss concluded by giving an update on midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong who was sensational in pre-season with the Frenchman saying how he is recovering well for someone who suffered such a bad injury and how he should resume training next month.
Ahead of tomorrow’s game against Birmingham, Wenger said:
We lost Diaby last night for a while and he will have a scan today [Thursday] but in my opinion he will be out for over three weeks.
Of course Thomas Vermaelen is not back, Manuel Almunia is still injured and Kieran Gibbs is injured as well with his ankle. He is not back but everybody else should be available
[Frimpong] is coming along well for a guy who has a cruciate. You count nine months and it is now nearly six. He is close to running and in one month he should start to play in training.