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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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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 22 2009

Time: 4:19PM

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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
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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 :)
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22/07/2009 16:36:00

It should not have altered our transfer plans in the first place, but this is welcome news.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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22/07/2009 20:28:00

Barazite given a go? Hope so
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22/07/2009 20:33:00

Good point about Barazite. He does have bundles of talent. A couple of my friends are Derby season ticket holders, and they absolutely loved him during his loan spell there. " We could just tell that he was an Arsenal player " was one of their quotes. He was just starting to shine then picked up an injury. Still, he gained valuable first team experience, and I'd like to see more of him.
Cockney Rich
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22/07/2009 20:41:00

Guys, Arsenal Fans, I hope you guys are aware that you're over optimisticness is just making you all seem like fools, As we stand no chance in winning the Premier league or the Champions League or the FA Cup, I've been doing my research, Chelsea is right now the strongest team in the premier league, they're quick passing and movement off the ball, I saw them play and ruin Inter Milan, and Drogba is back on from, Thier Midfield is Mikel, Essien, and Lamaprd, If we compare that midfield to our lightweight soft midfield, it looks like Men, and Boys. We cannot possibly play against Chelsea and expect to win with a tough, hardworking, visionist midfield of Mikel, Essien and Lamaprd, let's just face it, this is just going to be another trophiless season were we're going to have a dog fight with manchester city, lets just work hard to stay in the top 4, then talk about champions leagues and premier league tiles in 2010 2011 season.
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22/07/2009 20:47:00

So would I Cockney Rich, but I'd imagine the likes of Walcott and Eboue would be too pleased, and Ramsey/Wilsher may want a go. It's a good problem though. We have some great depth in midfield, offensively anyway.
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22/07/2009 20:49:00

Is it true that Dudu is injured
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22/07/2009 20:53:00

Munasheonly7, I think you're panicking a bit. With a sentence that long, you must be.
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22/07/2009 23:13:00

fractured fibula? my textbook says 10 weeks for male 20-25 years old. 6 weeks is highly unlikely.
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23/07/2009 03:22:00

But I heard it's just a hairline fracture- pain but no real structural damage, it probably won't even be a hard cast. Unlike Eduardo's which was a compound fracture, completely snapped off. He'll be fully fit in six weeks.
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23/07/2009 04:16:00

Munasheionly7, why are you using the term 'we' when you are a ManU supporter? If Citeh knock anybody out of the top 4 (which I doubt), it will be your beloved red devils.
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23/07/2009 04:32:00,17033,8751_5448311,00.html This one made me laugh.
Little Dutch
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23/07/2009 08:43:00

LD what are you prepared to bet re February on Nasri?? (Rocky take note on what he offers so that he wont try to welsh out on the bet again.) Munasheonly7, why bother writing on this blog, your not a gunner supporter.
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23/07/2009 08:47:00

As soon as Rosicky plays a competitive game I'll pay up, but I might make a wager with the same person that Nasri certainly will not play within six weeks of today.
Little Dutch
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23/07/2009 09:05:00

gimme a piece of action on nasri not playing in 6 weeks too.
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23/07/2009 11:38:00

Ok, I'm confused because in the previous blog this dweeb called "Munasheonly7" came off like a spurs fan or fan of another club, barging into VitalArsenal to slag us off. Now he posts here and writes in the "we" form as if he's a gooner. Yeah, right, if you're going to falsely pose yourself as a gooner at least be smart enuf to change your ID from the same one you used when you posted as an obvious supporter of another club. Twit. // I'm with LD on this one -- maybe not February 2011 (which I know was a joke, LD--or maybe a halfjoke) but it won't surprise me if Nasri takes a lot more than 6 weeks to return. Maybe November.
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23/07/2009 16:25:00

It will be Good News indeed if Nasri will only be out for 6wks. We know that Footballer get very good treatment so what would usual be 10 wks( according to "punkindrublic's" textbook) on the NHS, can certainly be quicker with private healthcare. Get Well Soon Samir!
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24/07/2009 08:47:00

You can't really compare Nasri's injury to Rosicky. Rosicky had a very complicated inury. Nasri has a lot more youth and at the end of the day it's not even a full break of a relativly small bone. The fibia is only a support bone for your tibia and you can actually walk if you have a broken fibia. Nasri is not an injury prone player and if he drinks up plenty of milk 6-8 weeks sounds about right.
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24/07/2009 12:05:00

I had the same injury. I was out of the cast in 6 weeks. I'd expect Nasri to be in full training in 8, playing in 9.
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24/07/2009 12:43:00

LD Tutt tutt, you said February 2011, six weeks is not February 2011. Quote (expect Nasri back in February 2011. Little Dutch) Getting worried about Tommy too much, perhaps you could pick up a bob or two busking in Lewisham. Lol.
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24/07/2009 15:08:00

Wenger never said he will be back to playing in 6 weeks. he said it will take 6 weeks to heal, give him another 5 weeks to get totally match fit. i expect Nasri to be fit & be like a new signing in November..
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25/07/2009 22:10:00


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