those who failed to realize, a booking and not injury this time, is what will sideline one of Arsenal’s key men for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Stoke City.

Alex Song has been on the brink of his fifth yellow card of the season since being cautioned during the 3-1 victory over Birmingham back in October.

The 22-year-old did control his conduct for four straight league matches to survive participation in last Sunday’s meeting with Chelsea.

But following another booking in Wednesday’s unwanted Carling Cup appearance at Manchester City, a one-match suspension by FA rules will see Song sit out the physical battle with Stoke on Saturday.

Wenger’s main option to fill Song’s void will be Denilson who took over the job while the Cameroonian was rested in the second-half of the Chelsea match.

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