Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Injury to Squillaci and a Vermaelen set back will force Wenger to buy

Arsene Wenger has conceeded he will have to enter the transfer market to buy a centre back after recieving a double helping of bad news regarding his defenders.

Sebastien Squillaci is out for a minimum of two weeks with a hamstring injury, whilst Wenger has confirmed what this blog told you last week regarding a set back to recovery by Thomas Vermaelen.

The Frenchman told Arsenal TV Online:
"[Vermaelen] has another check today. He had another setback on Saturday that we are concerned with.
"We are consulting top specialists around the world. We’ll know more on Wednesday.
“Unfortunately I can’t give you any precise date but I concede that, with this little setback from Thomas, we are in a situation where we will have to look around.
“Squillaci will be out for a maximum of three weeks, minimum two. It is a hamstring injury but it is not too bad - a grade one. He’ll be back in two weeks if all goes well.”
The manager conceeded "we will have to look around" regarding a possible target to replace the injured duo.

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