Thursday, December 20, 2007
Eboue’s injury more serious than expected or has it vanished overnight?
Eboue has developed a reputation for simulation on the football pitch but when he was stretchered off last Sunday after a cynical foul by Joe Cole it did look that it was more serious than that.
Arsene Wenger feared the worse:
"He has injured his medial knee ligaments. We will see in the next 48 hours but it looks as if he will be out for a while." He said.
Only yesterday sources close to the player himself told the Africa Press Agency (APA) that he is now likely to miss the whole of the African Cup of Nations which is scheduled to take place in Ghana between the 20th of January and the 10th of February of the new year.
This would have meant that he would have been out of action for a whole two months depriving both the Ivory Coast and Arsenal of his services.
But surprisingly Arsene Wenger speaking on Arsenal TV Online today Thursday afternoon failed to name Eboue as one of the players who will be missing the derby against Spurs on Saturday:
“The injury news is quite good compared to last week. The only one who is problematic is Theo Walcott. He is not fit to practice. He has had flu and has not recovered completely. Everybody else is available.”
The inference that can be made therefore is that Emmanuel Eboue is fit despite being stretchered off against Chelsea only four days ago!
Let’s hope so……