Arsenal injury news for Man City

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Arsenal will face Manchester City at the Emirates this Sunday, in which will probably be our toughest game of the month in this very busy schedule against the top teams, however we have a relatively fit squad, meaning the majority of our options are available to us at this point.

Today Arsene Wenger revealed to Arsenal.com that everyone is available that was injury free last weekend apart from Olivier Giroud, who picked up a nasty cut right on his knee in the FA Cup game against Swansea which ended 2-2.
On Giroud’s injury Wenger said;

“We’ll have a final test on Saturday to see if he is involved against Man City. It is a 50:50. We’ll see.”

Wenger also said that Abou Diaby and Andre Santos made their returns in the Under 21’s midweek game against West Brom which ended 1-1, thanks to an equalising goal from Santos. However Wenger said he wasn’t certain about the roles (if any) they will play this weekend and that he wishes to see how they react from their respective comebacks.

I wouldn’t be surprised for Diaby to get a return in Sunday’s game however I don’t expect it to be for more than 20 minutes and I definitely don’t think he should be risked if it’s not necessary, because by rushing the Frenchman back we will only cause another strain on his body and it won’t be long until he’s back on the treatment table.
The last player Wenger mentioned was Polish goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski.

“He is not far away [from full training] now, two or three weeks”

Fabianski hasn’t been in the match day squad for a long time now, due to a supposed ankle injury, which I always believed was a cover up for his upcoming inevitable departure from the club. However the fact that he was mentioned by Wenger makes me think that maybe he really was injured all this time with an ankle injury, however it seems a bit strange that he’s been out for so long with the same problem. One thing that will no doubt disappoint fans is that it seems that Wenger still expects Fabianski to be with us come February.

Apart from that there is no other updates for the squad, and with almost everyone available and fully fit, let’s hope that we can push on and get maximum points in which is one of the most difficult football schedules in recent times. We face Manchester City, Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool in the Premier League and Swansea in an FA Cup replay at the Emirates. That’s 5 difficult games in 17 days and it could be increased to 6 games should we beat Swansea in the FA Cup replay, because we will then have to travel to Brighton on the 26th January for the 4th round of the FA Cup.

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86 thoughts on “Arsenal injury news for Man City

  1. Hafiz Rahman

    a big big risk to play Diaby…esp hes not 101%..should keep him for chelsea game instead…

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  2. mighty

    Finger cross we stay injury free arteta to score the only goal like last season!

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  3. Hafiz Rahman

    With Nazri and Yaya out, Aquero doubtfull..Arsenal still has to give 100% consistency and commitment to the game….

    hopefully City dont park the bus like before…

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  4. CUT

    Only injury to report is over a million gooners heavily hurting due to lack of quality signing to date!

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  5. Dara

    We should play diary because it’s such a big game worst thing that can happen he is injured and we hopefully buy a new non injury prone dm

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  6. Chief keef

    I say we just have the fans riot to create a distraction and then have walcott run over to the mancity sheiks and steal the cash out of their wallets so that we have more money to spend. Oh wait we already have enough

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  7. johnverdal

    why dont media ask arsene wenger whether he will sign some quality players or not? if he doesnt tell me i wont have to look at rumours everyday.

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  8. mikegooner

    Heard were in for Loic Remy. I hope this is not the top player wenger keeps saying were in the market for….

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  9. johnverdal

    arsene wenger please dont sign loic remy. he is just like chamakh and gervinho.

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  10. GDL

    @ mikegooner Remy is actually a pretty good player i wouldn’t mind if we sign him and m’villa both r cheap

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  11. RSH

    @GDL saying somebody is a good buy because their cheap is the exact reason some of our recent signings have been duds and why the club will continue to decline. Price should be a factor, but so should quality. And you should know Remy is having a bad season right now too. Would make no sense to buy him at all and would just be another waste. We only have room for one more striker, Remy would be the worse choice.

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  12. Greg

    Tough luck on giroud get well soon mate!come on gunners let’s beat man city on Sunday and get 3 crucial points!come on theo now is the time to silence your critics!namely stewart Robson!

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  13. Hafiz Rahman

    cheap buy doesnt mean good buy

    Expensive buy doesnt mean good buy either

    its about signing and choosing the right player for the right job…

    watching and monitor the player on sight before making a move and not based no media promotion and youtube clips……

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  14. GUNNER003

    How do you expect players to perform if you always asking for signings……..and not support the ones that wear read and white…..If wenger doesn’t want to sign don’t make it worse….. Can we just support our team….

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  15. craig2500

    This is the month Ramsey really needs to prove he is Arsenal quality

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  16. Juelz.gooner

    Hope we sign younes belhanda! Heard spurs are interested =(
    Better not lose out to them sh*tters on another quality player or ill be raging!

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  17. Edie putu kutagooner

    Ceap price does not mean bad quality, michu only bought by swansea 2£ mill, but he made 16 goals, must be smart buy,greatt to hear diaby will be back sooonnn, torres 35£ mill, but not really productive, bring isco in and lorente !!
    gooner,kuta,bali,indonesia

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  18. Charlie

    I have a sinking feeling, that Diaby will play 2 games before getting injured again. We have seen RvP go through that though. Let’s hope that this time Diaby stays fit and we get to see what he can do. Up to now it has seemed that no sooner does he hit top form than he gets injured. The injuries are never minor either. One point I would like to make is that Diaby isn’t a defensive midfielder and neither is Arteta so even with Diaby fit Arsenal need a new midfielder. It’s no good saying the best form of defense is attack, you need to be able to subdue teams when you’re ahead and they are fighting for an equaliser.

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  19. ams

    ‘I hope that arsenal will win against man shitty, so no need to buy new palyer..more profit..I’ll be the new tycoon in england..’
    -Wenger-

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  20. Hafiz Rahman

    @ GUNNER003

    Exactly…thats the spirit

    and judge at the end of the season of Wenger and players performances..

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  21. johnverdal

    arsene wenger just told on arsenal.com that he will not allow squillaci and arshavin go unless he brings some new players in. looks like wenger is preparing to spend some money good news.

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  22. johnverdal

    why u guys so desperate for remy? he is the next gervinho or chamakh

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  23. k

    I really hope Arsenal to sign arda turan, mvilla, yanga mbiwa, and jovetic…if all those players got sign for arsenal, arsenal gonna win all the trophies…bless arsenal

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  24. true goon

    Lets just hope he doesn’t pick u know who(Ramsey).

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  25. Huge

    we should get rid of diaby great player when fit but thats when fit he cant play well from the operating table sorry gotta go

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  26. SlengTeng

    Seems like he’s trying to play Ramsey like a creative winger, Nasri or Arshavin style. He played okay against Swansea but I think he’s better as a sub

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  27. GUN

    Moussa Sissoko for Defensive mid and Soldado for striker. These two will surely improve the team

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  28. Gooner

    At least the whole squad is fit for this hectic month
    This is make or break for us
    Arsene and the players need to prove that we have consistency.
    LETS GO GUNNERS i believe we will get the results against city and chelski these upcoming weeks.
    COYG!!!!!!!!

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  29. ks-gunner

    I have seen enough of Ramsey i rather want him to stay as far as possible from the team line up as possible……Le Prof keep ur promises and buy players as the 5 comming games are crucial and we cant effort blsheting around….. feck ST and his minions….and bring the fat man in

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  30. rhys

    Ramsey. Is a box to box CM he’s playing out of position. Feel so sorry for the lad. Good play needs time to build his mental strength back up. Use to be the first one into a challenge now scared now scared because of his leg. Hell come good. So shut ya mouths, support the red and white or f**k off!

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  31. Soul1

    I hope we lose and dont finish in the top 4 … Then this thing will attack to stans kroenke (greedy) pocket … And may be then he will sell his all shares to Usmanov(only this man is our last hope)…..

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  32. Hafiz Rahman

    A real fan will never hope that the club to lose just because the club is not spending money……

    Spend or not, the coach, the players and the board will have to answer the consequences if the result is bad at the end of the season……….

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  33. Kanonier

    Diaby being fit is the worst piece of news for any Arsenal fan. He will play a couple of games in good fashion, Wenger will say he is like a new signing for the team so he won’t bring in a new defensive midfielder, and then starting February Diaby will get injured and miss 3 months of action while we slip down to the middle of the table and fail to qualify for the Champions League.

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  34. Kanonier

    If we want to finish in the top 4, we absolutely MUST win this game on Sunday. I don’t care if we play like **** and win with a dubious penalty, but we HAVE to win. We need to get points in our next fixtures against our direct rivals or else let’s pack it up and go home. It’s make or break for the Gunners!

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  35. GDL

    My bad u guys its just dat wenger always goes for d cheap option he rather buy Remy instead of Falcao/Cavani/Jovetic so im starting to say more realistic things wenger might do

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  36. dude

    To Diaby , if you wana get injured , please do it before trf window closes … at least let us have a chance of seeing the stingy clueless basta*d called wenger scramble like a headless chicken a la ramsey

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  37. Hafiz Rahman

    cool kids have rich dad and they became spoilt after…once their dad is gone and they cant earn as much as their dad..they are gone….

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  38. leo

    Wenger: “At the moment no one is leaving. We have a good squad, a balanced one. At the moment nobody can go out, unless we buy somebody.”

    Wenger: “At the moment our focus is to keep everybody. In every position we have two players. Three is too many and one is not enough.”

    make what you want of the staement nothing is clear wenger the poker player

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  39. dude

    yes until the last minute , a new player will pop out from wenger’s arse ..lol

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  40. Wil

    According to Forbes magazine, this is the ranking of the current top richest clubs:

    1. Man utd..$2.24
    2. Real…….$1.87 billion
    3.Barca…..$1.31 billion
    4.Arsenal….$1.29 billion
    5.Bayern….$1.26 billion
    6.Ac milan…..$989 million
    7.Chelsea….$761 million
    8.Liverpool….$628 million
    9.Juventus…$619 million
    10.Schalke…..$587 million
    11.Spurs…..$564 million
    12.Inter…$40 million
    13.Man City…$442 million
    14.Dortmund…$394 million
    15.Lyon…$385 million
    16.Hamburg…$355 million
    17.Roma…$354 million
    18.Marseille…$349 million
    19.Valencia…$288 million
    20.Napoli…$283 million

    Via @LFCTS (www.twitter.com/LFCTS)

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  41. leo

    Was once told that Loic Remy was a huge Arsenal fan. Always asking Journos about AFC. Possibly why the move to Spurs failed last year i think i finally figured out what gazdis’s jod is to spread rumors to the media to get us linked with new names 2morrow’s newspaper will have mexes/frey linked

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  42. goonerguy

    I hope arsenal have the biggest loss of the season in their next game! (im an arsenal fan and trust me i dont like what i jst said).. but hey are we gonna ignore the fact that nothing is being done to our beloved club???!!!!

    well, theres nothing much we can do except post comments like this.. Wenger — u think you know what your doing but clearly u dont.

    This is what wenger probably thinks right now, he thinks maybe this upcoming fixture would end up in a draw or a win for Arsenal(which is really gonna be tough)..
    if we do win then Wenger hands down will not buy anyone this season.. Yes we have a good team! but its NOT GOOD ENOUGH MR.WANGER!
    You have made some room now and clearly arsenal needs upgrades in their central defense, seen crucial goals conceded by them this season which wud have ended well for Arsenal otherwise.
    Our defense is good (no offense to our defenders) but we need solid back up.. there is a f*cking void that needs to be filled and it must be done with good and by good players i mean QUALITY signings.. not deadwood players.
    Arsenal really doesn deserve to be treated like this, you got 20 days to do something abt it and as usual all the arsenal fans requests and opinions are in vain.

    Just wish someone somewhere would make a huge difference to this club— really am very sad and disgusted with the faculty which im sure many Arsenal fans have been recently.

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  43. Wil

    @Leo he also said you have to get rid of ppl to bring ppl and he is already unloading the dead wood….

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  44. Wil

    According to Forbes magazine, this is the ranking of the current top richest clubs:

    1. Man utd..$2.24
    2. Real…….$1.87 billion
    3.Barca…..$1.31 billion
    4.Arsenal….$1.29 billion
    5.Bayern….$1.26 billion
    6.Ac milan…..$989 million
    7.Chelsea….$761 million
    8.Liverpool….$628 million
    9.Juventus…$619 million
    10.Schalke…..$587 million
    11.Spurs…..$564 million
    12.Inter…$40 million
    13.Man City…$442 million
    14.Dortmund…$394 million
    15.Lyon…$385 million
    16.Hamburg…$355 million
    17.Roma…$354 million
    18.Marseille…$349 million
    19.Valencia…$288 million
    20.Napoli…$283 million

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  45. leo

    Maybe David Villa has got the same Hamstring problem Cesc had & it will only be cured when he gets his move

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  46. leo

    @wil this interview was given last week & the likes of arshavin have already turned down reading move same for santos & squid every window he tells us bastia wants him along with other clubs but never leaves the thing is no one else will leave i will still keep hope till jan31st if we don’t bring in anyone say goodbye to cl & hello to europa league

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  47. Wil

    So sissoko…So it is rumoured that he is going for a bargain £2.8 million and could actually leave during this transfer window as he is out of contract at the end of the season and his current employers would like to get something for their trouble.

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  48. Wil

    We already freed up some wages with sending ppl out on loans we will sell Denison. He has resigned 5 future arsenal stars and a sub or two and is getting theo to sign the docs. I have faith he will make at least two signings. Just wait and see idk what ppl get from crying the same thing in every article everyday….if he doesn’t sign anyone then complain and do something about it….

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  49. goonerguy

    Having said what i said earlier—
    I wish Arsenal all the very best in their next game, there is a lot of talent in the club.. it jst needs the right tuning to make them most effective but @WENGER -> there are a couple missing links in the club, and those links is what we need to make this club reach and be the DOMINANT FORCE that they used to be!
    And those players are out there.. the big clubs have already started doing their work.. i know patience is the key here but while ur being patient, the top targets are slipping away and will continue to do so.

    P.S -> this site is owned by the boeard so ur probably pissing on my comment right now.
    pffff! F**K YOU ,,!,,

    ADMIN
    comments with swearing go to moderation

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  50. ks-gunner

    Wilsher was over 14 months injruried and when he came back he was the same as before..he is even that brave to put his body into dangerous situation and he always keep fighting….people have to stop being over sensible with certain players…its almost 3 years he broke his leg and people dare to consent it as an mental thing what an utter bolloks thing to say…..being played out of poz is no excuse as he as an atacking minded player and he should be eable to adapt in whatever poz he is putet in…are we some kind of saint club…
    never ever should Ramsey be played infront of the Ox and Rosincky even Eisfeld is better then him…..get a taste of reality deluded wannabe fangirls

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  51. leo

    some good news santos is talks with brazilain club Fluminese & Lukasz Fabianski has signalled his intent on a move to Legia Warsaw, Arsenal keen to sell nottingham are also keen on loan deal there are players available for bargain like sissoko as good as diaby for 2m /maarten stekelenburg 2m/toby alderwield 6m/ a striker negredo 14m remy 10m how much more cheap do we need

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  52. ks-gunner

    Leo….Remy sounds like a typical Wenger signing….he also look just like thierry hehe…….good player but not sure if he is the answer to our troubleties

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  53. Shawnzn

    Freed up sum wages to be able to pay Walcotts new wage demands, not to buy new players… 1st it was. ‘ We need to get rid off sum players to buy new players’.. Now it is’ we need to get new players in b4 we can sell any1′…WTF!

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  54. Big Gun

    @Craig2500 Ramsey has had plenty time to show his metal and has failed. 2 years after his injury and he is still crap. Where as Wilshere has only been back a short while and has already had some great games.

    I do not see ourselves beating City quite honestly. They are hungry to catch United and retain the title. We just don’t have the quality to beat these top teams anymore.

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  55. Another season

    Sign Diaby for 10 years on a ‘pay as you play’ deal. Then, when he finally has his injury free season, we will be able to flog him to City for 50 million.

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  56. goonerguy

    @Leo— hey can u tel us which website u getting ur info from?
    it’ll be far better than following this bollocks website. jeez!

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  57. Tamil Sundram

    City can spend Billinos buy “You can never buy class”

    time for Arsenal to step up and beat City

    Never give up boys, COYG!!!!!

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  58. Tamil Sundram

    As far as concern, Chamakh has left on loan and thus free up one space for an import, Djorou is apparently considered as home grown

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  59. Uche

    I wish arsenal fans will just grow some balls and stop going to games. Arsenal needs to take a major financial hit to shape up. Just listen to Wenger. You can imagine him in a meeting with gazidis and kroenke and the board are telling wenger,’Just keeping feeding them crap and talking sh1t until the transfer window closes. That would do.’ Do you guys remember what they said after we got knocked out by Bradford? Gazidis came out and apologized saying that there is money to be spent and that arsene will spend in January. Shortly after, wenger said we were going to be very busy in the window and that we are going to strengthen every position. His words, not mine. And since then, his thoughts on transfers have evolved. Now he says things like:

    ‘We might buy one or two. We have a large squad. We need to sell to buy. If we find a top top player, we will see what we can do. I believe the transfer window is very quiet. Clubs have no money and Europe is in a recession’.

    Just listen to this man. It is bull sh1t after bull sh1t.
    Now he says nobody is leaving and by so doing he has set up his next excuse. Finally he will say we couldn’t buy because we have a big squad and could not create space. Jesus. And we just sit there and accept whatever they say. Great.

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  60. Ali

    Remy is not the answer to our problems.Giroud scored twice as many goals in Ligue 1 and look at him now – doesn’t fill you with confidence. Huntelaar would have been ace, Lewandowski perhaps better, Villa still a good buy, but I don’t see lopez adding much either.these are dark days for gunners fans.I hope we do well against city, but it will be down to luck on the day if we do.the team is simply not strong enough to compete.

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  61. Gunnerineverylife

    Looks like we wont be signing anyone.Ticket prices have increased,quality of the team has decreased and people still dont protest*sigh*.

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  62. RASD KY

    Just heard that Arsenal are JUST about to sign Victor Wanyama from Celtic. Ooh what a day, what a signing. What a change of heart for Arsene Wenger. Oooops…

    Oooops just realized I am day dreaming.

    Sorry, if only wishes were the Arsenal Board.

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  63. habtu woldehawariat

    Beceause of AW rigidity, the fans are going on to quite rather than support the club. he assuming the only pwower ful of decision maker at the clup as well as the board as a whol. so what will be …

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  64. peter

    an article that has nothing to do with ramsey yet all these plastic african fans are slating him…. idiots

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  65. Tristan

    i wonder why Rosicky hasn’t got a chance to play! He is far better than Ramsey. what an outstanding performance he gave aganist olympiacos!

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  66. sollygunner

    @leo that statement means hes trying not to have to buy players its getting worse and worse i loved this bloke as our manager and realy starting to doubt him now and worry about his sanity

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