Feb 28

Song misses next two league games through suspension

Alex Song will miss Arsenal’s next two Premier League games against Burnley and Hull City after picking up his 10th booking of the season against Stoke yesterday.

The 22-year-old Cameroonian international was jostling with Rory Delap for the ball before Peter Walton subsequently booked Song for a seemingly innocuous challenge.

Song’s suspension could coincide with the return of Abou Diaby who should recover from a knee injury by the time Arsenal play Burnley next Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have released the following statement concerning Aaron Ramsey’s shocking leg break.

“During yesterday’s match against Stoke City, Aaron Ramsey sustained fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg. Yesterday evening he underwent surgery.

“The operation successfully reduced the fractures and whilst it is too soon to state an exact timescale for recovery, Aaron will certainly miss the remainder of this season. Our thoughts are with Aaron at this time and everyone at the Club wishes him all the best in making as speedy a return to action as possible.”

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16 Responses to “Song misses next two league games through suspension”

  1. shahmaster says:

    wow our midfield is looking thin damnn

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  2. Phyllex says:

    songs yellow yesterday was complete bull. I think we need to start importing decent refs!

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  3. damstar says:

    once diaby is coming back am ok…and since we playing the small teams so am fine…we should be able to beat burnley and hull without song… also willy,and shava should be back….

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  4. Simon says:

    Is it possible to recall any of our player out on loan?
    Wenger should consider bringing Lansbury or JET back if its possible.

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  5. Osi says:

    You’re Phyllex wee need to important some better refs from Europe. Why refrees are not allowed to navigate between leagues. I think the Song’s yellow card was out of order and the ref had a perfect view of the jostling. It wasn’t even a foul and I was amazed.

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  6. Steve says:

    Whats going on with the officials in the Premier League….Song gets a yellow for nothing, Ramsey is denied a penalty when he was clearly thrown to the ground in the box, Wigan lose to a penalty where the Birmingham player took out his left foot with his own right foot, while in the same game a player takes out another with a two footed sliding challenge with studs exposed, no where near to taking the ball and driving the corner flag into the linesman’s head for good measure and gets nothing…where do they get these guys from?

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  7. JL says:

    Yea, the yellow card on song yetd was harsh.

    I hope ramsey do have a speedy recovery!

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  8. George Singapore says:

    Slot Diaby in the midfield trio along with Fab. Personally i will put Eastmond as the holding midfielder as he has the discipline to stay back.
    And just make sure Denilson is not anywhere near the teamsheet.

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  9. My Name Is Earl says:

    shouldn’t be a problem against burnley at home u’d think, hull away we cud av done with him tho

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  10. cal says:

    At least he has the two match ban now rather then later.

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  11. Gooner Chris says:

    Exactly. It also means he will be fresh for the Champions League 2nd leg against Porto.

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  12. fraster says:

    OK, We can’t do nothing with bookings (that one yesterday’s was excessive). If we must play without Song, we can play with Diaby & Eboue until Song is available. Anyway, we will win next games for sure.

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  13. vermaelen5 says:

    Shawcross only gets one more game than Song? You’ve gotta be kidding me.

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  14. pongology says:

    Just no Denilson will be fine… but who can Wenger choose to play as Ramsey is out, Song is suspended and Diaby may be still in recovery… //SIGH

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  15. GoonerAndy says:

    I think Songs yellow card was harsh, but i think its better he takes his suspension now, we should win our next two. Diaby, Arshavin and Gallas are on the mend which is great, Bendtner scoring, were looking up for the challenge. Brilliant response yesterday, a proper two finger salute to Stoke City fans and Shawcross. God bless Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal.

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  16. American Gooner says:

    dont be ridiculous – putting eastmond in for the stretch run is farcical. he is a young one that should eventually develop but he is extremely slow, doesnt tackle, and is frail. oh and hes inexperienced. great idea.

    denilson unfortunately will likely get the nod.

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