Thursday, 18 October 2012

Gnabry impresses in front of Wenger -Wilshere continues comeback -Boca striker scouted

Morning Gooners.

Jack Wilshere, Bacary Sagna and Emmanuel Frimpong continued their come backs from injury in a behind closed doors match with Chelsea yesterday.

All three players enjoyed 90 minute run outs in the game which ended in defeat but the result was insignificant - getting these players game time was the most important thing.

However reading the match report on the official site, it is the name of German youngster Serge Gnabry who again seems to have impressed. It cannot be long until his promising performances are rewarded with a call-up to the first team squad.

As for Wilshere, he seemed to have a good game by all accounts and will be pressing for a return to first team action sooner rather than later. I still believe that this weekend will probably be too early for him.

The manager has rightly been cautious with him and has given him a week's recovery between  the games he's played in on his return to fitness. So I very much doubt he'll be called into the squad for Saturday's game with only 72 hours rest.

It's more likely that he'll be involved in another under-21 fixture next Monday away at Everton. The other possibility is he'll be on the bench for the Champions League game with Schalke next Wednesday. But everything points to a role in the Carling Cup game with Reading at the end of the month.

Elsewhere there is bad news on the injury front as it's been revealed that Lukasz Fabianski was injured in training on Tuesday. The full extent of the damage to his ankle is not known but it is feared he could face another three months on the sidelines.

There is also talk that Wojciech Szczesny has suffered a set back and is still three weeks away from returning to first team action.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail say Arsenal scouts are watching Boca Juniors' 18-year-old striker Leandro Paredes.

There's further reading today, with Mikel Arteta speaking to the official site about becoming a manager when he hangs up his boots.

That's it for today. More tomorrow.

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