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Gervinho has added to Arsenal's injury woes as manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that the winger turned forward will not be featuring anytime soon. Arsenal have a crunch fixture against arch rivals Manchester United coming up on the 3rd of November and Gervinho's absence could turn out to be crucial.
Wenger was quoted by Arsenal's website as saying, "Gervinho is out for three weeks, we think." The Ivorian, however, will not be the only player whose absence will be felt. Wenger went on to add, "We have no comebacks, no Wojciech, no Gibbs, no Diaby of course as well. Basically the squad should be approximately the squad we had last week. We have no injuries as well from Tuesday night."
Arsenal have a tough round of fixtures coming up, with a Champions League match against Schalke followed by Premier League games against the likes of Fulham and Tottenham. Gervinho has been among the goals having found the back of the net 5 times this term and his injury will be coming at a bad time for the Gunners.
This, however, will be an opportunity for the likes of Olivier Giroud and Marouane Chamakh as the probability of them being handed a start will now increase considerably, and both strikers will be buoyed by their performance against Reading in midweek, where they grabbed three goals between them, and looked good playing together in what looked a bit more like an old-fashioned 4-4-2.
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