Wenger: ‘Six players will join back on Monday’
You will be seeing full-strength Arsenal very soon.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that six of the first-team stars who participated in the summer’s World Cup are due to rejoin the squad on Monday.
The Gunners only really had one player in Robin van Persie who will claim much rest – having been involved in all of the Netherlands’ seven games in their stunning World Cup run.
The rest, consisting of Alex Song, Nicklas Bendnter, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Abou Diaby, Emmanuel Eboue and Carlos Vela all had early exits from the tournament and are set to resume business with their club.
Therefore, skipper Cesc Fabregas, who played a substitute’s role for Spain all the way to the final, may join Van Persie and the injured Carlos Vela on a short break as six of Arsenal’s nine World Cup participants will be back in time for the clash with SK Sturm Graz on Wednesday.
“We have six players coming back to join us on Monday when we go to Austria, and then the hard work starts.
“We have some tougher challenges coming up, especially in the Emirates Cup, so those games will give the new signings an opportunity to adapt, but we have to give them some time.”
The Arsenal boss also confirmed that William Gallas and Miakel Silvestre are no more Arsenal players while Sol Campbell’s future is yet to be resolved.
“Gallas and Silvestre will sign somewhere else. Campbell is still in no man’s land at the moment.”
On paper it looks like a very strong squad of players. I just hope a central defender is still on the cards. I never thought i’d hear myself saying this, but with Almunia seemingly on the way out I think I might just settle for the three keepers we have to fight it out for 1st choice place. What we don’t need is a 38 year old coming in for £4 million.
I Believe what u r sayin man he is a shit keeper
Prof. should give Sol Campbell a year contract exstension. he is even better than Gallas & Silvester. U_Gunners………..
I’m feeling exactly the same as I always feel before season. Like we could possibly win it all!!! ( I’ll never learn.)
everyone feels the same
No need to be pessimistic about our forwards if they stay fit.
We need another defensive midfield and Centreback even with Canpbell. Strengthen our defence and we could do something this year. Keep the defence we have and we need a top keeper.
Yea,hop wenger buys one defensive midfielder and a central defender coz dont trust the KOSC.boy.
Who ever is coming better come very soon if asthe Boss says”the hard work begins on monday”