Van Persie and Koscielny out of Stoke game

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Robin van Persie and Laurent Koscielny will miss the crucial Premier League game with Stoke on Wednesday night.

The Dutch striker has a hamstring problem while the French defender is suffering from a back complaint. However both injuries are short-term and the pair may recover in time for the Carling Cup Final on Sunday.

Abou Diaby (calf) is injured but he is still suspended anyway.

Sad face for fantasy managers with Arsenal players in their line-ups... and this week that's a lot of us. I have Szczesny and van Persie so I'm light up front and vulnerable at the back. The only consolation, perhaps, is that I have Carew. So hopefully if Stoke do score it's through him.

And speaking of Stoke,
Matthew Etherington looks set to miss the Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium due to a fresh injury concern.

Etherington shook off a hamstring strain to play in Saturday's 3-0 FA Cup fifth-round win over Brighton, only to be taken off with a back injury understood to be linked to a defect in his jawline
.Can someone explain that one to me?


  1. Anonymous10:15 AM

    have them both.. disaster!

  2. bugger all... koscielny was my key to moving into first place this week in my private league. although it's less damaging than being told fabregas and walcott are out!

  3. I forgot all about Walcott. I have him as well. GO ARSENAL! :-)

  4. Fabs should have a big one...

    This actually helps me, even though I have RvP...the two peeps in front of me only have Walcott and RvP.

  5. Anonymous7:06 PM

    arsenal line up will look like the same as FA cup, with betner,arshavin and chamakh upfront

  6. @Anon... that's what I'm thinking too. Which saddens me.

  7. dohhh, i have both too. i was confident that kosc, van persie and walcott would play all three, but now i have 2 not, as well as van der vaart.