Wenger has answered questions concerning the team and the availability of players for the game against Aston Villa tomorrow.
On Nacho Monreal, the boss said that the Spaniard will not be available for the game tomorrow as his back still hurt but Wenger seemed confident that Nacho’s injury wouldn’t be long term.
Concerning Mathieu Debuchy’s leg and the length of time he’ll be out, the boss said:
He has an exploration of his ankle on Friday night and they go in and look how the ligament is damaged, and after that we know if he does need surgery. If he doesn’t, it’ll be six weeks, if he does need surgery it’ll be three months. At the moment we don’t know…
Arsene Wenger also mentioned that Yaya Sanogo has a ‘small’ hamstring problem. Well, my understanding is that the word ‘small’ is relative. For one person, small could be one week, for another, it could be one year. Let’s hope Sanogo doesn’t spiral into another long term injury as this wouldn’t do his confidence any favours.
On Mathieu Flamini, Calum Chambers and Jack Wilshere, the boss mentioned that they all would be available for the game tomorrow. Seems Chambers’ has got his tonsils healing nicely.
One problem though, wish we could play Campbell and the Ox and Carzola instead of the same team who played Manchester-City and Dortmund; I bet those guts would be knackered. I also prefer our 4-3-3 formation and wish Arsenal could just try it out against Aston Villa tomorrow; this is a game we need to win.