Arsenal’s Cech out for a month with calf injury


Arsenal, six points behind leaders Leicester City in third place, will also be without central defender Laurent Koscielny who missed Wednesday’s defeat due to a calf injury.

On tomorrow’s game, he said that the result is hard to predict, adding that their confidence was “jaded” after Wednesday’s loss to Swansea City.
“It looks a little bit like that, yes”, said Wenger, when asked if Arsenal are suffering a crisis of confidence.
He told reporters: “I think it’s [the loss to Swansea] a very unlucky defeat because we created many chances. He will not play on Saturday as well”.
Arsenal’s preparations for the match were hit by the news Petr Cech faces up to four weeks out with a calf injury, but Seaman is hopeful David Ospina can prove an able replacement.
“We have to focus on our job and come back reminding ourselves that we have some quality as well”.
“I am worrying about our results”, he said.
The Canaries are 18th, having lost eight of their last nine games in all competitions, and are now six points adrift of the Swans, with captain Williams issuing a rallying cry to his side.
The same happened with Alexis Sanchez earlier in the season when Wenger played him against Norwich despite knowing of a hamstring problem which then flared up in the game and ruled him out for the festive period.
“We lack this hunger to believe that we can be champions”.
“We want to [finish above Tottenham] again, and this game is of big importance because of that”. “We have maybe more duels than usual in the game on the pitch and the pitch is quick as well so that makes for a very quick game”. We have to get the fans back on our side.
“My God, I don’t even want to think about that possibility”.
Henry claimed that the fans at the Emirates had shown negativity towards Wenger from the moment Swansea equalised, and believes that they booed every decision the 66-year-old Frenchman made during the match.
“We pushed Andre Ayew out to the right and Wayne Routledge to the left and that just had the desired effect”.