Feb 112012
 

Although Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland team have been in excellent form lately, they are now suffering from a distinct lack of first team players ahead of today’s League meeting with Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.

One good thing for the Gunners is that Nicklas Bendtner is ineligible to come back and bite Arsenal on the bum due to the Premiership loan rules, but also the Dane’s partner-in-crime Lee Cattermole is also out with a hamstring injury.

Matt Kilgannon is close to fitness but won’t be ready to play today, while O’Neill is sweating on Stephan Sessegnon as well since he came off in midweek just after scoring the winning goal against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.

David Vaughan, Wes Brown and Titus Bramble are also still in the teatment room, although O’Neill could call on the new loan signings Wayne Bridge and Sotirios Kyrgiakos if he thinks they are fit enough.

Having played in midweek Sunderland are sure to be more tired than Arsenal today, and now that Wenger has virtually two fully fit teams to choose from surely he can conjure up a winning formula to start off this crucial week in style.

  2 Responses to “Sunderland have more missing players than Arsenal!”

  1. Good read on the Eve of the game, the nerves have kicked in. I needed something to bring on more optimism. Did the trick indeed.

  2. 2 teams he wouldnt?….would he?

    v sunderland x2
    fabianski
    yennaris djourou miquel gibbs
    coquelin rosicky
    chamberlain benayoun arshavin
    chamakh
    bench: szcesney koscielny song ramsey arteta park
    henry(epl) gervinho(facup)

    v milan
    szcesney
    sagna mertesacker koscielny vermaelen
    song arteta
    walcott ramsey henry
    rvp
    bench: fabianski djourou coquelin rosicky chamberlain arshavin park or chamakh

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