Who should play at left-back on Sunday – Silvestre, Eboue or Traore?

https://i1.wp.com/img.skysports.com/09/11/800x600/Kieran-Gibbs-Checks-Foot-Standard-Liege_2388928.jpg?resize=259%2C197Arsenal will be seeing out the business end of the season by the time you see Kieran Gibbs in action again.

The Gunners’ extreme woes of November took an even bigger toll on Friday morning as medical assessment’s reported the 20-year-old had broken a metatarsal in his foot.

Gibbs benefited from Armand Traore’s loan spell at Portsmouth last season to claim a firm role as Gael Clichy’s immediate back-up but his fortunes will be much reversed this campaign.

The England Under-21 regular and World Cup hopeful will sit out football action for a minimum of three months and now hands back over the left-back understudy role to Traore as in the 2007/08 season.

“Kieran had surgery this morning and the surgeon gave us a good report that he did not need any metal in his foot.” Wenger said at Friday’s press-conference

‘The first metatarsal is broken, which is very rare. He will be out for at least three months.”

So with the left-back options again limited for Sunday’s clash with Chelsea, who should take Gibbs place?

Low-paced veteran Mikael Silvestre, young Armand Traore or the right-footed Emmanuel Eboue?

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18 thoughts on “Who should play at left-back on Sunday – Silvestre, Eboue or Traore?

  1. Traore. Silvestre is a liability whereever he plays, and Eboue is not a left back. RB and LB require different attributes; Eboue is very good in RB but not LB.

  2. eboue for me as he played there once and did well. although this is chelsea so its completely different. not sure actually you can make an arguement for all 3 of them, there all as bad/good as eachother.

  3. Surely between Silvestre and Eboue, but i’ll go with Eboue. Traore will be decimated by Drogba or Anelka. Silvestre has not played at left back in a long time and is not athletic enough.

  4. it shuld be eboue, sagna, verm, traore

    that should be the bak for, remember when we got sagna, arsene sed he could play anywhere in defence

  5. traore is better even than gibbs .the reason behind of using gibbs at moment is arsenal team need more english player,and the young boy he going to be better in future.cause gibbs is natural athletics than traore. traore is deserve to play,no question about that.

  6. On the road I would go with experience and put Eboue in there. At home I’m comfortable with Traore. Silvestre isn’t in the equation for me. If Gallas is out then Senderos, begrudgingly, is the man that should fill his spot.

  7. risje we never should change the two CB’s. i think we should go with eboue or traore. but knowing the boss i thunk he might use traore.ps(sagna has a pretty cultured left foot,when can also see him on the left!!)

  8. i say traore.but randy what do you think should we get roberts from blackburn in janurary or yakbauku from everton

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