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Injuries mount for Gunners

16 Oct 2008 - 16:51:31

Arsene Wenger has revealed that three players will definitely miss Arsenal's next two games and that three more are doubtful for Saturday's Premier League game against Everton.

The Frenchman has spoken of the "heavy losses" his squad suffered during the international break after losing William Gallas (hamstring), Bacary Sagna (knee) and Nicklas Bendtner (ankle) for the clash with the Toffees and also next Tuesday's Champions League trip to Fenerbache.

Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas (broken nose), Robin van Persie (thigh) and Johan Djourou (concussion) are all doubtful for the weekend as Wenger awaits reports on the full extent of the injuries they picked up while representing their countries.

"Unfortunately we have lost some players over the 10 days - William Gallas, Bacary Sagna and Nicklas Bendtner," he told the club's official website.

"These are heavy losses and we have to compensate them.

"Fortunately the three of them don't look to be out for a long, long time but they will be out for the weekend game and I think the game on Tuesday.

"As well as them, Djourou got concussion during his game with Swizterland and will be assessed tomorrow (Friday) to see if he is available. He does not look too bad and he could have a good chance to play.

"I am still waiting for Robin to come back so I don't know about him. However he should be okay. He went with a muscle problem but he came on after 56 minutes last night and, from the reports I got, he should be alright. Both of them will be assessed.

"Also I am told Cesc has a broken nose. It should not stop him playing. He is here now and is being assessed."


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