Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger spoke about the injuries and squad problems that the Gunners have ahead of the game from Emirates against Stoke City. Stoke has had a reasonably good season this far and Wenger will need a strong lot of players for Sunday’s match.
Unfortunately the Marseille game created yet another problem for Wenger. With Sagna and Gibbs injured already, now Jenkinson is out due to injury and the Frenchman has little options for the right back position.
Wenger declared: “We don’t know yet but it is very unlikely Jenkinson will be available for Sunday. He is having a scan and we will know some time on Friday.”
“Vermaelen will be back in full training on Friday. It is 10 days to two weeks for him.”
“Abou Diaby is getting better but is not available to play yet. He’s probably back in around two weeks – he is just a fraction behind Vermaelen.”
“With Kieran Gibbs it is nothing bad but he is one or two weeks out.”
“Other than Carl Jenkinson, everyone else came through well from the win in Marseille.”
Wenger is most likely to use Djourou for the right-back position like he previously did this season. The good thing is that the player covering the position will be an experienced one, but the bad thing is that last time he played on this position Arsenal’s game wasn’t one of the best. Let’s just hope whoever will play on that position will be up for the job.