Search

Arsenal rocked by double injury blow ahead of Spurs derby

11:56 28 February 2013

Arsenal

Arsenal's Bacary Sagna (left) in action against Manchester City. Photo: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Arsenal will be without defender Bacary Sagna for Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham, while Abou Diaby is doubtful, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Sagna missed Saturday’s 2-1 win against Aston Villa altogether, while injury-plagued midfielder Diaby was substituted with a calf problem in the second half.

Carl Jenkinson filled in for Sagna against Villa and is likely to be called on again as Arsenal attempt to nullify the considerable threat of the in-form Gareth Bale.

Wenger told Arsenal’s official website: “[Sagna] is not ready for Sunday. It is too short for him”

On Diaby, he said: “Abou is an uncertainty. He has a calf problem, a minor one. It is question of days.

“He will have tests and then we will see if we can use him on Sunday or not. It is a 50:50. Actually maybe a bit more for him playing.”

Left-back Kieran Gibbs remains sidelined, meanwhile. Wenger said: “Kieran is not back. That was as we expected.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Thu, 09:00
John Ryder celebrates beating Theophilus Tetteh during their Middleweight fight at the O2 Arena, London.

Islington middleweight John Ryder is looking forward to facing the experienced Argentine fighter Billi Facundo Godoy in his first defence of the WBO inter-continental title at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

Wed, 12:10
Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky celebrates with his team-mates (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Alex Bellotti ponders what might lie in store for the Gunners in the FA Cup.

Tue, 21:48
From left: Highgate Harriers’ Ben Noad, Brahma Pochee, Murray Strain, Jon Laybourn and Robert Wilson won bronze medals at the South of England Cross-Country Championships at Stanmer Park in Brighton. Pic: Dieter Perry

Jon Laybourn stormed to his best ever cross-country finish as Highgate Harriers’ men came third at the South of England Championships in Brighton on Saturday.

Mon, 17:31
Arsenal Ladies' Alex Scott

EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal Ladies full-back Alex Scott is looking forward to the start of the new FA Women’s Super League season after the 2015 fixture list was announced today.

Most read sport

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder