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Short On Numbers At Centre Back For The Spurs Game

Arsenal will once again be short at the centre-back position as we travel a couple of miles down the road for the first North London derby of the season on Sunday.

The Gunners faced Greek side, Olympiacos with only one fit centre half in the Champions League on Wednesday, and Wenger has confirmed nothing will have changed ahead of this important match.

" Koscielny looks to be definitely out for Sunday, it looks short for him. He couldn't absorb any test today." said the Arsenal gaffer of centre half number 1.

And of centre-half number 2 this was the diagnosis "It will be a fraction longer than expected [before he returns]. He will not be straight back [in the squad] after the international break. It will be one or two weeks later."

So with Sebastian Squillaci seemingly trussed up in some 6 foot valkary warrior maiden`s bedroom somewhere in Paris, it appears as though we`ll be going with Song alongside Mertesacker for the 2nd game running.

Song played great there the other night, but I`m not afraid to admit that he scares the crap out of me. A red card waiting to happen?

Let`s hope he plays as well as he did in the Champions League.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Friday September 30 2011
Time: 7:22PM

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That is such a shame as I would, ordinarily, prefer him shackling the likes of Modric and vdv. This calls for Frimpong or Coquelin to raise their game (as I am sure they will) as a strong defensive performance will be important.
Naijagunner
30/09/2011 19:57:00
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*Alex Song, that is*
Naijagunner
30/09/2011 20:06:00
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Out of 5 CBs, we only have 1 that is healthy? Thanks God we bought Mertersacker.
HKBCCAN
30/09/2011 20:11:00
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Is Djourou dead?
Sajit
30/09/2011 20:12:00
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Why don't you bring Sol back for this one, we would luv it.
Horny Helen
30/09/2011 20:24:00
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Why not promote Ignasi Miquel?
HKBCCAN
30/09/2011 21:53:00
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Djourou's been out injured...
Naijagunner
30/09/2011 22:52:00
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I thought Song was v good vs Olympiakos. The only concern is mid field - Coquelin or Frimpong vs Modric!
prits
01/10/2011 19:36:00
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