the bad news and the good news  

Friday, 20 February 2009

I have a bad news and also a good news for all of you. The bad news is, nobody knows about the last game against cardiff city that eduardo have been injury at the last minute before he been replace with van persie, and hes out for two weeks.and i know this will blows for gunners fan but the good news is arshavin may give some change cos he will be lineup for next game against sunderland. Arsene Wenger has confirmed Andrei Arshavin will make his Arsenal debut against Sunderland at Emirates Stadium tomorrow as the Gunners look to maintain their bid for a top-four place.the 27-year-old has not figured since completing his protracted transfer from Zenit St Petersburg at the conclusion of the winter transfer window.

It had been mooted the Russia midfielder, who moved to the Gunners for a fee of around £15m, would play some part in the north London derby against Tottenham shortly after his arrival at the club.

However, despite being named as a substitute, Arshavin did not make an appearance as the teams produced a goalless draw at White Hart Lane.

Now the Frenchman has revealed Arshavin will make his Gunners bow, but insists he is undecided as to whether the playmaker will start against the Black Cats.

"He will be involved," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online. "But I have not decided what I will do with him yet."

Arshavin has not played a competitive match since the end of the Russian Premier League season in late November but Wenger expects the player to reach full fitness next week.

"He is still working on preparation and he is not qualified for the (Champions League) game against Roma (on Tuesday) so we can give him another week of hard work," said Wenger.

"At the end of next week, that will be three weeks with us and one week with Zenit, that should be enough."

However, Wenger had a setback when striker Eduardo was ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring injury just days after returning from a broken leg.

The Croatia international only made his comeback after a year out of the first team in Monday's FA Cup fourth-round victory against Cardiff.

The 25-year-old marked his return with two goals in the 4-0 success at Emirates Stadium but his latest setback is not described as serious.

Wenger said: "Eduardo is out for two weeks. He picked up a hamstring injury two minutes before I took him off. What a nightmare.

"Nobody knows how it happened but I knew straight away after the game it would be a two-week job.

"It is nothing like he had before but I do know that little setbacks like this are part of being nine months out.

"After that long out, nobody plays six months on the trot. It is impossible.

"But at the same time it is a blow because, of course, he can score goals. He had shown that on Monday night."

Elsewhere, Emmanuel Eboue is back from suspension and Johan Djourou is fit following his sickness on Monday night.


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