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The Hits Just Keep On Comin' - Sagna Breaks Leg

The Hits Just Keep On Comin' - Sagna Breaks Leg

At the moment it feels like this run of bad luck is never ending.

Sure, we`re playing badly and we`ve deserved to lose the games we`ve lost, but it seems like we just can`t catch a break (eesshh, how`s that for a wrong choice of words?).

After losing Jack Wilshere for 5 months due to an ankle injury we will now be without the services of one of the best right backs in the league after the Frenchman broke his leg in the 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane yesterday.

It looked like an innocuous incident after Bac challenged for the ball on the left flank, landed awkwardly and will now be out of action till after Christmas.

Carl Jenkinson will now be our right back for the next three months. I really like the player because he work so damned hard for the team and no matter what mistakes he makes he never hides. I`m just not sure he`s ready for such a mammoth task.

Maybe the run of games will inspire some great form out of him, who knows, but these really are worrying times at Arsenal.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday October 3 2011
Time: 8:07AM

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It'd be interesting to know what the Spurs fan who abused him as he lay on the floor thinks now.
03/10/2011 08:39:00
^^err probably the same as the arsenal fans who were shouting vile things to adebayor, us to adebayor, spurs fans to judas you see a pattern? its what people do at football you moron(right or wrong)
03/10/2011 08:52:00
sagna deserved abuse he plays for the arse. he does not deserve a broken leg good luck with the recovery sagna. fans (me included) will always give boat loads of grief to opposition players esecially from our 2 clubs which is fine as long as its not racist or peprsonal (family etc). but injury to players is not good no matter who they play for. before any one picks me up on the sort of chanting that has been aimed towards players by thfc fans let me just say if it has been of the 2 sorts mentioned above i wasnt involved and no one i go to games with was we dont agree with it.
03/10/2011 09:00:00
Wishing you a speedy recovery Bac. I thought i would be more worried but I am not. Jenks will just have to step up. Can he do it? Well we are about to find out whether the qualities AW saw in him will come out.
03/10/2011 09:35:00
For me, Jenkinson isn't ready. How can he be? - he's only played 6 months of Championship football. It's another case of too much responsibility on too young shoulders, as Lee Dixon pointed out the other week after loss against Liverpool. Is this how we develop youngsters? Breaking in youngsters at a time when we're struggling is just crazy. It too much resolve to stay positive about our prospects this season, but I really think we're doomed. Gervinho looks like he's playing his own game. Walcott is frankly average. The only true class players this team has are Sagna, Sczensney, RVP, TV5 and Jack. That's it. And 4 of them are now out. To top it all, we have a manager who can't get this team organised sufficiently to defend as a unit. Arsene's comments the other day about never understanding the difference between playing away or home are telling. It shows you just how naive he is. Firstly, he believes this squad is good enough to win the title. Secondly, no matter the injuries/suspensions, he'll send out a team to Old Trafford and ask them to play the same way and win the game. I mean, ffs. He ain't changed and ain't gonna change and the only thing I can see is a gradual descent into even further mediocrity.
03/10/2011 09:45:00
initially I thought he had done his ankle ligaments, which of course can be at least as bad, but irrespective of his injury, I genuinely hope he gets fit soon. you will miss him badly in my opinion.
03/10/2011 09:54:00
vin this season you are mediocre but just write it off. im not having a pop, i believe wenger will right next season and you will see some big changes so there is light at the end of the tunnel for you
03/10/2011 09:55:00
jlyid - I wish we were mediocre, I genuinely believe as it stands we're worse than mediocre. In 2011 our league form has been nothing short of relegation standards. I keep telling myself I'm just being overly cautious, but the longer this goes on the more we have to consider the possibility. I know some people will think I'm talking ********* and say we're to good to go down (and I do believe that myself), but we've been saying that we'll turn the corner for 8 months now. And I just don't see when it's going to get better.
03/10/2011 10:10:00
i for one wish him a good recovery....i hate arsenal i hate your players but would'nt wish injuries on anyone...on another note how are you guys feeling about your sham of a club at the moment and where does the blame lie in your opinions.. owners manager players coaching staff....and you supporters that said we wont miss fabregas you've got to be kidding yourselves
03/10/2011 10:12:00
Rocky - you know, the worrying thing is all the portents suggest we won't turn it around: no cohesion in our team play. offensively or defensively; too many injuries to key players; squad players not good enough; a lack of belief amongst the players. I look at Arsenal under Wenger and honestly it all looks as though it's gone stale. I can't see him turning it around with this set of players and his current philosophy. We look a really ordinary outfit and you just sense we've lost the momentum and real belief that we're a big club with serious ambitions. Sadly, I predict it will get worse, coz I don't see Wenger changing any time soon. Next summer he'll say 'Oh well, last season had exceptional circumstances with Cesc and Nasri leaving and our tough start to the season'. Up until yesterday I genuinely thought we could get 4th place. Now I'm convinced we won't.
03/10/2011 10:40:00
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