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Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Just when you thought things were on the up at Arsenal, and lets face it they couldn’t have got much worse could they, there are reports in today’s Daily Mirror saying that defender Thomas Vermaelen could be out for two months!

The defender took a knock on his Achilles against Udinese two weeks ago which forced him to miss the defeat at Old Trafford, and he also pulled out of Belgium’s internationals this past weekend in hope that the injury would recover. Alas it has not and yesterday he underwent surgery to correct the problem.
Vermaelen could be out for two months, but it is hoped he will be back sooner, which comes as yet another massive blow to manager Arsene Wenger who learnt at the weekend that midfielder Jack Wilshere could be out for three months.

The current injury to Vermaelen is on the opposite leg to the one that he suffered with last season, which forced him to miss the majority of the season, and it is hoped that by having surgery now the same problem will not occur again.

I must say I feel sorry for Arsene Wenger as things just seem to go from bad to worse right now, but many will say it serves him right for not adding more players during the transfer window. Life doesn’t get any easy being a Gooner does it!

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