Arsene Wenger happily saw the return of Laurent Koscielny to the Arsenal line-up just in time for the fantastic win against Tottenham yesterday, but as usual that has been balanced out by yet another injury to an important defender, in fat arguably THE most important defender; Thomas Vermaelen.
The Gunners centre-back got injured in the challenge that saw Scott Parker given his marching orders near the end of yesterday’s match, and also Thomas Rosicky has also suffered after giving a masterful performance in midfield.
Wenger said after the game that neither of them are likely to be fit to face Liverpool at Anfield next Saturday. He said: “Unfortunately we had some bad news for Rosicky today, and Vermaelen as well. Vermaelen has an ankle problem, and Rosicky a back problem. I don’t think they will be available for Wednesday, whether they are available for Saturday is a big doubt.”
I’m sure Arsenal can still manage to beat Liverpool without these two, as they will simply score many more goals than Liverpool!