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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Will Wenger announce Sanchez calf injury still persists?

By 1970's Gooner

It's a bit strange that Sanchez developed a cold just at the time when he was due to fly back to begin his pre season. This conveniently meant he would not be ready to start his fitness comeback for the start of the season.

He then conveniently developed a calf injury which Wenger expected to side line him for the games against Leicester and Stoke.

Sounds strange too that Coutinho developed a convenient injury which ruled him out of Liverpool's opening games against Watford and Palace. Now apparently he is ill....

I think both Wenger and Klopp are insulting our intelligence levels.

Really? They both asked to move away and both have developed these phantom injuries. At least Diego Costa was honest enough to let everyone know that he is raring to go but with a new team...

My thinking is that Sanchez and Coutinho are not likely to start next weekend. They will want to make sure that they receive no injuries by not playing, otherwise it may jeopardise their transfer, if it materialises of course.

They are likely to do this under instructions from the interested clubs putting in bids for them and of course from their agents.

Wenger's statement that Sanchez may return against Liverpool may come back to haunt him.

Sanchez is likely to return after the window shuts.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Arsene's unbalanced midfield needs rethinking

By 1970's Gooner

Arsene's teams in the last 10 years are unbalanced. Xhaka is not a holding midfielder neither is Ramsey. When the ball is lost in midfield there is no real barrier to stop the on coming attack. Ramsey is already too forward and Xhaka more often than not is unable to provide the defensive shield needed.

In the past there was a Gilberto an Edu or a Vieira. Now there is nothing of the sort. Look at Matic. He wins the ball and plays it simple to a team mate. This releases Pogba to be more forward thinking. Xhaka releases Ramsey but he is no Matic...

That's why Man Utd have every chance of winning the League but Wenger's Arsenal do not.