Register Login Scores

Wenger's Santos Headache

Arsene Wenger has a headache ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League tie against Bayern Munich later this month.

The Frenchman’s first-choice left back, Kieran Gibbs, is out of action for six weeks.

23-year-old England international Gibbs damaged his thigh muscle playing for the Gunners in their hard-fought 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Wenger told a press conference of Gibbs’ misfortune on Friday morning.

In the Premier League, the injury to Gibbs is not such a severe problem, considering that left back Nacho Monreal was signed from Malaga on transfer deadline day.

However, the Spanish international is cup-tied in Europe, having played for Malaga during the group stage of the Champions League.

That means Wenger will have to turn to Brazilian defender Andre Santos for Arsenal’s last-16 clash with runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern.

The Bavarian giants have looked especially ruthless at times in Europe this season, whereas Santos has seemed to be an accident waiting to happen on numerous occasions during the current campaign.

Wenger and the Gunners faithful will surely be hoping Santos manages to avoid his now customary brain freeze long enough to see Gibbs back at full fitness.

But you can bet that with the name Santos on the team-sheet, Bayern will sense a chink in Arsenal’s armour come Champions League time.

nextarticle

Lucas Backs New Red Coutinho

10 comments

Top 5

Bucs Youngsters Get Revenge In Soweto Derby

169 Nov 16, 2019 05:54 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

14 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

45 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Five Players Mourinho Could Sign In January

18 Nov 20, 2019 02:31 PM in English Premier League

Watch: Onyango's Howler As Sundowns' Struggles Continue

28 Nov 11, 2019 04:33 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

14 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

World's Richest Club Revealed, Real Dethroned

10 Nov 18, 2019 05:45 PM in World News

Europe's Top 10 Dribblers Revealed

4 Nov 18, 2019 12:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Only Player Messi Asked To Swap Shirts With

8 Nov 17, 2019 02:34 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Five Players Mourinho Could Sign In January

18 Nov 20, 2019 02:31 PM in English Premier League

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

88 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad