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Nasri Fit For Fulham Tie, Song and Silvestre Could Play

Midfield maestro Samir Nasri will play against Fulham despite sustaining a thigh injury whilst on International duty for France.

Gooner Talk told you two days ago that Samir Nasri would be fit for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Fulham and the official site have now confirmed it.

New-boy Mikael Silvestre could also be involved while Alex Song has only recently jetted back to London after taking part in the Olympics for Cameroon but he might be drafted in for the trip to Craven Cottage.

“I am not sure about Silvestre as he has a little muscular problem, but Song is [in the squad],” said Wenger at his pre-match press conference.

“Well Cesc is doing very well in training,” said Wenger. ” He won’t be ready for Saturday but has a chance to be ok for Wednesday. We don’t want to gamble on him for one game, we have to be patient.”

“[Abou] Diaby doesn’t look too far away and hopefully there will be good news on [Tomas] Rosicky in the next two weeks.”

The current players out injured are:

Eduardo (leg)
Philippe Senderos (hamstring),
Cesc Fabregas (hamstring),
Abou Diaby (thigh),
Amaury Bischoff (groin),
Tomas Rosicky (hamstring)

A match preview will appear on the blog tomorrow afternoon while you can catch all the post-match action immediately after full time with our match report.

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Seagy44
Seagy44
13 years ago

I guess the title speaks for itself?

GoonerChris
13 years ago

I wonder how he passed his medical despite having a musclar problem?!!!

JohnV
JohnV
13 years ago

Im hoping the starting lineup will be:
Almunia
Sagna Gallas Djourou Clichy
Walcott Song Denilson Nasri
RVP Ade

With a bench of: Fabianski Kolo Silvestre Bendtner Vela Ramsey Wilshere

ChrisMoz
ChrisMoz
13 years ago

yeah how did he pass the medical…they cant be very thorough then. i heard that city have bought vincent kompany..i bet he turns out to be a real bargain..

SebCesc
SebCesc
13 years ago

So glad Nasri's fit, although I believed you Gooner Chris! Does anyone know if Wenger has talked about adding to the squad after our latest signing as Im worried we're not going to get either Inler or Alonso.

Kevin
Kevin
13 years ago

This is the best possible starting line up for fulham

Almunia
Sagna Gallas Djourou Clichy

Walcott Denilson Song Nasri

Adebayor RVP

But lets face it wenger will stick eboue somewhere in there for some reason.

tino
tino
13 years ago

Hello
wat da fuck
vincent kompany
HELLOOOLOLLOLOLLOLLOLOOL
who the hell is pulling my leg

JamJam
JamJam
13 years ago

Just give Silvestre a chance people. Us gooners wanted signings and we've got them and theres another one on the way so lets be happy and look forward to a succesfull season hopefully!!!

SebCesc
SebCesc
13 years ago

…and as soon as I hit 'post comment' the 'Wenger hints at one more' from Sky Sports turns up on NewsNow!! Cant see it being Barry though, still think its out of Alonso and Inler.

GoonerChris
13 years ago

Yep, it's Inler, article coming on that later today or tomorrow.

Erichero
Erichero
13 years ago

I'm very pleased to see Wenger is planning on getting a DM, according to the quotes I saw on Sky. He says one more and he says being cup tied doesn't mean he won't buy the player, so I think he is seriously looking at one of Barry, Alonso or Yaya.

Very good news if we get one of those – to have Silvestre as an extra on top of that would mean a fantastic off season in terms of signings and a squad that is undoubtedly in the running for the title.

I wait with baited breath…

Marko
Marko
13 years ago

Good news about Nasri. He can make the difference while Cesc and Rosicky are out and it's good to have Song available too, hopefully he can built on some impressive performances last season.

Kevin
Kevin
13 years ago

Gooner chris what do you think about inler and what do you think he will add to the team.

also will he get an automatic starting place.

SebCesc
SebCesc
13 years ago

Inler would be a marvel, watched a few Udinese games and he really has a presence in the midfield. If its true, and I dont doubt that is, than Im really optimistic about this season. We forget that not only have we got Cesc and Tomas to come back in, but all our players are 1 years more experienced. As long as Chelsea have a blip this year, we'll be challenging. I cant see Man Utd or Liverpool being in it as much this year.

tino
tino
13 years ago

it can't be alonso his played CL
it might be this m' bia guy

anyone vincent kompany
reply

GoonerChris
13 years ago

Inler is a busy, rugged and powerful midfielder with a good passing range. He might be known as a defensive midfielder, but he also has an eye for goal just like Flamini showed last season.

In my opinion, he'd have to fight his position out between him and Alex Song but I can see him becoming a regular fixture in the Arsenal starting XI.

Marko
Marko
13 years ago

Also I'm was shocked about Silvestre joining us and then I hear Kompany is joining City and was disappointed that we hadn't signed him. But Silvestre is I'm assuming costing us about a mil while Kompany would fetch 10-15 mil and let's be honest he'll eventually moved on to a team playing in the Champions League, Maybe us or maybe we'll eventually go for Zapata.

Kevin
Kevin
13 years ago

Oh by the way when will biscoff be avalible for selection

tino
tino
13 years ago

marko what your point? we can get then both Can't we
i mean this guy was here to play the Arab CUP for cry out loud

Passenal
Passenal
13 years ago

A medical doesn't mean you can't buy a player with a temporary problem, I would assume it's about checking the underlying health and fitness of the individual and using the opportunity to spot any possible long-term weaknesses. Even at £750,000 the club would not take the risk unless the problem was very minor.

GoonerChris
13 years ago

He's a way off yet mate, probably a couple of months to get back to full fitness for him.

tino
tino
13 years ago

so guys what are we looking like? can we see this season off?

Seagy44
Seagy44
13 years ago

Full name: Gökhan Inler
Jersey No.: 8
Team: Switzerland
Position: Midfield
Detailed position: Right midfielder, Left midfielder
Date of birth: 27.06.1984
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Club: Udinese
Caps: 20
Goals: 1
EURO 2008™ quick stats
Appearances:
3
Mins. Played:
282
Goals scored:
0

tino
tino
13 years ago

it look like BArry

FunGunner
FunGunner
13 years ago

Hi, GoonerChris

Nice blog.
Do you have inside info about Inler, or is it a hunch? Steve Stammers apparently said on ATVO that the deal was dead.

GoonerChris
13 years ago

Cheers mate.

Yep I heard that too, he's the same guy who said we were signing Raul Albiol so I wouldn't pay too much attention mate. 🙂

RVP
RVP
13 years ago

“Yep, it's Inler, article coming on that later today or tomorrow”
How are you so sure Gooner Chris?

tino
tino
13 years ago

I don't say we sign Raul Albiol
GoonerChris take dat back

Steven The Gunner
Steven The Gunner
13 years ago

Chris How Are So Sure

Dave Snedge
Dave Snedge
13 years ago

Sky and Setanta reckon Barry is joining us.

We have driven the price down by waiting until he played in Europe and using Inler and Kolo (switched to CM) as a ruse.

GoonerChris
13 years ago

I personally believe the Barry thing is a cover-up for the Inler signing. At the moment, all I can say is wait and see…

skola vola
skola vola
13 years ago

hello, i saw some clips, looks very very decent offensively, but is he good enough deffensively? in that clips he lookde quite rusty deffensively and i mean its far more important than his skills and runs…thanks

Fabregas' Dad
Fabregas' Dad
13 years ago

If Arsene does sign one of Inler, Barry, Toure or Alonso, we'll definately be in contention for the PL come May. Even if he signs a cup tied player we should be able to make it out of the group stages of the CL with Denilson or Song and it'll mean that the cup tied player will be rested in champions league games until February.

If he doesn't sign a new DM, I still think Song or Denilson can do a very good job alongside Cesc. My gut tells me we're gonna get Inler though.

bergkamp13
bergkamp13
13 years ago

I believe of all the cup-tied players we've been linked with only Barry would be available to play in the CL in february as he's only played in the Uefa cap. yaya and alonso and others have all palyed in the CL and are cupt tied for the entire tournament. I think. I'm sure someone will tell me if I'm wrong.

Ash
Ash
13 years ago

Swiss paper Blick is saying that AC Milan are very keen on Senderos

james
james
13 years ago

great news on Nasri some thing tells me hes going to be are star player this
season saw i think it is really important he stays fit. i think the inler deal is nearly
done wenger is just playing mind games he will not sign a cup tied player

james
james
13 years ago

CHRIS come on, inler would not have to fight for any thing over song inler is a far better player. He was rated one of the best players in seire A last season playing for Udinese.

JoeTodd
13 years ago

Yep I agree

JoeTodd
13 years ago

Stammer's did say that?!

JoeTodd
13 years ago

It's most likely Inler

james
james
13 years ago

Joe is that u agreeing with me

john
john
13 years ago

Ok so let me get this straight Inler is arsenal bound right? Have we agreed a deal with him coz he would be a brillaint signing, he reminds me of a roy keane hes a got a slight figure but he can tackle i rember the swiss turkey game he was unbelievable he completelty contorlled the midfield by himslef without gelson fernades help. He is some player but the question is can he adapt to the prem it might take him 6 months or so until we seee the best of him

james
james
13 years ago

yes JOHN i also saw that game between the Swiss and turks and he was dominant
through out the game buy far the man of the match. and i think he would have no problem fitting in with our style of play he is a great passer of the ball and he can read the game well but what i
really like about him hes aggressive and that's what we really need

NiallNasri
NiallNasri
13 years ago

Gooner Chris…… about an article tomorrow…. how sure are you of the Inler signing..!? Inler,Alonso or Barry would make us title favourites in my opinion…! People forget that Alex Song is a CLASS player and the player to watch..! Hope he starts against Fulham to banish that nightmare 1st half he had there a few years back..!

bergkamp13
bergkamp13
13 years ago

Reports coming out we've had a bid of 10 MILLION for Alonso turned down and Wenger is now focusing on Barry. But it could all be pure fiction – the source is the daily mail. Dontcha love the silly season?

gunna4lyf
13 years ago

ohhhh inler is coming i just found out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
big time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jus u lot watch.
mark these words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RVP
RVP
13 years ago

where did you hear this gunna4lyf?

GoonerChris
13 years ago

gunna4lyf, what do you mean exactly? :S

Ricky
Ricky
13 years ago

Can inler & song really be put in the same catergory? if so then i dont think he's the player we need as song is far from the ideal replacement for flamini..

I do hope this inler is much better than song though..

josh
josh
13 years ago

i honestly don't think inler is the answer.

yes we need someone who can put a foot in, but thats it.

if we had someone like alonso or barry or it would take the ball away from cesc.

Flamini was so good last year because he did all the work off the ball, when he got the ball he gave it to cesc to do the rest.

this is why the gilberto and cesc or viera and cesc partnerships never really worked.

i think we should stick with denilson as he's the closest thing we've got

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