Date: 6th August 2011 at 12:00pm
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Arsenal take on Benfica in a pre-season friendly today in Portugal. There were some surprises when the traveling team was named and some key Arsenal players were not listed. The biggest surprise has been the omission of Nasri, with some suggesting that he has had a fall out with Wenger whilst Wenger himself says that Cesc has a muscle problem and thus can not play.

Fabregas has also not made the trip as he is not fit yet, but then again we do not know if that is the real reason. We have to take Wenger’d word on this.

“Walcott is back in training but he is not ready just yet,” Wenger said. “Wilshere is injured on his ankle and it is very difficult to set a concrete deadline on his comeback.

“Nasri has a muscular problem. Cesc is just coming back from injury and he is not ready to play in the game. Diaby is out and Koscielny has a small muscular problem.

“Bendtner and Eboue are not in the squad because they might be going out of the Club.

“Koscielny and Nasri might be back for the start of the season. I don’t think Fabregas will be ready to start the season because he has been out for a long time and has had no games. Walcott might be back and, as for Wilshere, it is very difficult to say.”


0 responses to “Why some Arsenal players have not made the trip to Portugal”

  1. Nii says:

    just sell nasri he as no respect for the club. if he can think fast roony did the same thing last season when he told manu he want to leave later he sign and the team get stronger and stronger and they took the leauge

  2. karagama kolo says:

    arsene, whoever say that he will leave just let him go.

  3. Dinho says:

    Sel nasri and buy mata

  4. Zubair D.O says:

    if they want to let them go and replace before leaque start

  5. Ebenezer says:

    Whatever mr. Wenger is doing only him can say,but the way things are going, i see danger for Arsenal this season.

  6. okaka says:

    i dnt blame nasri’ i blame wenger….wenger haz last his respect

  7. Domhuaille says:

    Me no fook care,,every 1 arsehole here…me go back ta bed!!1

  8. tony c says:

    come on arsene get rid of the players who dont want to stay at arsenal its upsetting the rest of the team we need to get ready and focus on the coming season GET RID

  9. Wadell kwarbo says:

    Mr.wenger let nasri go.after all we made him.4 cesc we’ll always love him even if he goes.but we need malta & cahill.

  10. team-o says:

    letz c wot hapenz nxt wik as wenger says

  11. bc says:

    Also no Gibbs, but no mention of that. I think Traore will be given the nod unless we make 2 new CB signings, here is what i would do –

    Sell Nasri replace him with Mata (same fee)
    Sell Cesc replace him with Schneider (£5m profit)
    Sell Bendtner replace him with Lukaku (£5m loss)
    Sell Eboue his replacement is Jenkinson (£2.5m profit)
    Sell Almunia his replacement is Mannone (0.5m profit)
    Clichy sold already replacement is Vermaelen Traore or Gibbs (£7m profit)
    Emmanuel-Thomas sold alreadyhis replacement is Gervinho (£11m loss)
    Denilson loaned out, replacement is Frimpong.
    With any money left i would add the following
    Samba (£12m) Mertsacker (£7m) Parker (£8m) Barton (free)

  12. Mornsour says:

    2 say d fact,Arsenal is really ruinin by mr wenger.All fans should pray 4 his fall.

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