Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Injury News: [Song, Arshavin, Lennon, Palacios, Krancjar, Jenas and Gallas]

Arsenal and their London counterparts [Tottenham] are currently
counting their losses ahead of today's make/mar Barclays Premier
League encounter at White Hart Lane.

The hosts were dumped out of the FA Cup in the semi finals of the
competition on Sunday by relegation leaders Portmouth, and also
accumulated their injury woes in the process.

Arsene Wenger during his pre-match press conference confirmed that:
"Song is out. Definately out."
"He looks like he will be out for the whole week and over the weekend
he will not play as well," Wenger added.

The gaffer also shed a little light on the current injury state of
Arshavin and Gallas: "Arshavin is out. (It could be the) Man City
(game) for him, but I don't think he will make it.
"Gallas is not available for the next two or three weeks. I don't know
(If he will play again this season). I hope so, but it will be short
for him," Wenger concluded.

Meanwhile, Wilson Palacios of Tottenham is set to miss the match due
to suspension (he has picked up 10 yellow cards and as a rule must
serve a two match ban).
Aaron Lennon and Jermaine Jenas will not feature in Redknapp's
strategy against Arsenal later today. Both players are currently
nursing a groin injury.
Nico Krancjar has joined the injury list, he damaged his ankle on
Sunday against Portmouth.

Harry Redknapp coach of Tottenham told the club's official website
that he won't lose sleep ahead of today's match due to injuries: "We
have a few injuries and we'll have to wait and see who is available,"
the gaffer maintained.
"There might be an opportunity for one of the younger lads, that's in
my mind at the moment. But we will be okay, whoever plays."