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Arsenal - Nasri Back In 6 Weeks

Arsenal - Nasri Back In 6 Weeks

Better news today for Gunners fans after Arsenal gaffer, Arsene Wenger, revealed that Samir Nasri's leg break is 'not a complicated one' and the midfielder could be back in six weeks.

The news broke yesterday ahead of the 7-1 thumping of world class giants, SC Columbia, that Sami has broken his leg in training after going in for a challenge with Abou Diaby (How many legs is it he's broken since coming back from his own injury?) and that he faced a lengthy lay off, causing fans to scream for new signings immediately.

However Arsene Wenger today revealed that the break isn't a bad one and said we could have our man back in action in just six weeks.

'Unfortunately he fractured his fibula and he will be out for six weeks, it was the bad news of the day.'

"He accidentally nicked the ball away from somebody having a shot on goal. Unfortunately he got kicked and broke his fibula. It's not a complicated one, it's a simple one but it will take six weeks to heal.

"But the options are Tomas Rosicky who is back. And in [those] two months Eduardo will be back as well. We do have offensive options but we don`t want to lose important players before the season starts."

If Nasri does indeed get back to action in 6 weeks he would only miss out on 3 Premier League games and the two Champions League qualifiers. One of the league games is against Manchester United, but missing out on just three matches so early in the campaign is hardly the blow to our top four credentials that the media is making out.

Happy days.

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Date:Wednesday July 22 2009
Time: 4:19PM


Thanks Paul, that is great news. The three league games that he misses aren't a problem. The problems arise if Eboue fills in.
Cockney Rich
22/07/2009 16:26:00
Looking at the fixtures he will actually have 8 weeks, due to the international break .... just to make sure he is tip top :)
22/07/2009 16:36:00
It should not have altered our transfer plans in the first place, but this is welcome news.
22/07/2009 16:43:00
Finally the international break has come at a good time. Then again Domenech is in charge. Being so supersticious, he might have a vision the night before selecting his squad of Nasri tapping the ball in with a crutch for the winner and call him up.
22/07/2009 17:04:00
Do you think that maybe Wenger's statement is intentionally optimistic so he doesn't get put under pressure to buy? Not that I'm saying that he should buy to replace Nasri, just playing devils advocate!
22/07/2009 17:06:00
6 weeks is a very optimistic time frame - i really dont see how he can be back before November, last thing you want to do it rush him back..... but then again, im not a doctor!
22/07/2009 18:00:00
Wasn't Rosicky due back every month for the last 18 months? I think he's said this to get people off his back about making another midfield signing.
22/07/2009 18:26:00
I think AW chooses not to openly discuss new signings so as not knock the confidence of the squad members in those positions. If he does move for a player, and it doesn't come off, he can then trot out his usual line of "I have complete faith in all my players".
Cockney Rich
22/07/2009 19:52:00
Six weeks? Not bad. Now let me make a basic calculation, this diagnosis came out of the mouth of someone on Arsenal's payroll, soooo......expect Nasri back in February 2011.
Little Dutch
22/07/2009 19:54:00
I agree with navydave and alex_pig - it's Wenger trying to reduce hysteria amongst Arsenal fans to avoid making another signing. I wouldn't have thought it would bee too long, though - maybe 8 - 9 weeks.
22/07/2009 20:28:00
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