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Wenger Claims Gallas Could Miss Chelsea Clash

Wenger Claims Gallas Could Miss Chelsea Clash

Arsene Wenger says that former Chelsea defender, William Gallas is a 'major doubt' for the top of the table clash with his old club at Ashburton Grove this Sunday.

The French defender suffered a rather tasty looking swollen eye after he clashed heads with team mate Andrei Arshavin, as the Gunners won their Champions League group with a 2-0 victory over Standard Liege in mid week.

Gallas' eye puffed up immediately and he was barely able to see, he briefly returned to the action but was replaced at half time.

Wenger confirmed he may miss that match. 'There is a big question mark about him at the moment, I cannot say that William Gallas will play, unfortunately. The ankle should be alright but the eye is still very, very, very swollen.'

'He wears contact lenses and at the moment he would not get them in. We hope on Sunday it will be better. He is not comfortable but I am optimistic because we still have three days.'


If he doesn't play it would be a huge loss to us, he and Vermaelen have formed a formidable partnership this season and we need to be on the top of our game to emerge victorious in this most vital of football matches.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Friday November 27 2009
Time: 1:17PM

Comments

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He'll play, I bet my left ballbag on it.
Little Dutch
27/11/2009 13:20:00
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Which is why I put the word "claims" in the title .... lol
Rocky7
27/11/2009 13:33:00
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Hey, wait ..... you have a left and right ball bag? Cool.
Rocky7
27/11/2009 13:33:00
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I always keep enough in reserve. Let's hope Arsene does the same with his squad.......
Little Dutch
27/11/2009 14:09:00
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Who do we think the front 3 are going to be? Assuming he plays a midfield of Fab, Song & Denilson and the defense picks itself(silvestre instead of traore). Who out of Eduardo, Vela, Walcott, Nasri, Ros, Arshavin. I think Eduardo and Arshavin are defs with maybe Nasri???
paul_ownz
27/11/2009 14:16:00
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The assistant referee sounds quite tough. Patrick Keane...hmm
paul_ownz
27/11/2009 14:25:00
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Rosicky i reckon, need as many leaderish players out there as poss. Think the main question will be who'll lead the line.
shewore
27/11/2009 14:42:00
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A 1 eyed Willy is better than Silvestre. We might have to hook him up to Phil Brown style headest and direct him round the pitch "left billy, Right Billy, Slide tackle, up, sprint, slight left"
iceman10
27/11/2009 14:43:00
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I'd say Tommy Gunn has to play. Not only is he brilliant going forward, slick and precise ... but he can tackle too ... and that's something we're going to need.
Rocky7
27/11/2009 15:13:00
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gallas will play,never in doubt.
springy
27/11/2009 15:59:00
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