Friday, April 23, 2010

Injury Update: Arsenal/City, and match referee

The North London outfit is losing momentum. Arsenal have lost their last three games, two in the Barclays Premier League [Tottenham 2-1, Wigan 3-2] and one in the UEFA Champions League [Barcelona 4-1].

The Gunners will be looking to secure their Champions League spot by beating fellow contenders Manchester City at the Emirates stadium tomorrow.

City will miss the services of Martin Johnson, Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott. But they are set to unleash former Arsenal stars Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure and maybe Sylvinho on their almost defenseless host.

Arsenal's injury situation this season has cost us dearly [virtually everything]. The Gunners have been without a lot of their key players [A. Song, William Gallas, Manuel Almunia, Andrey Arshavin] in recent weeks.
However, Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger told Arsenal Tv Online that only Alexandre Song could be eligible to face the wasteful spenders: "Maybe Song. He has a test on Friday (today) and we will see," Wenger maintained.

"Apart from that nobody is back.
Andrey Arshavin is out.
Everyone else - Gallas, Almunia, Denilson - is still out too," he added.

¤Match Officiator

Mike Dean will officiate tomorrow's Barclays Premier League encounter between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates.

The 42-year-old referee has overseen 40 games this season - giving out 139 yellow cards and 7 red cards in the process.
He will be assisted by Peter Kirkup and Rob Lewis.