Arsenal boss reveals injury fears for Tottenham clash

12:34 12 November 2012

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Arsene Wenger fears his Arsenal players will be risking burnout while away on international duty this week.

The Gunners were left frustrated by a 3-3 draw against Fulham on Saturday, where they threw away a two-goal lead for the second successive match.

Nearly all of Wenger’s first-team squad will now jet off around the globe for some much-maligned friendlies, although it remains to be seen whether forward Theo Walcott will link up with England after suffering an injury to his buttock muscles.

With the small matter of the north London derby against Tottenham next Saturday lunchtime, Wenger will be praying for his players’ safe return to London Colney.

“It is bad for us. I would prefer that the team stays here and prepares our next game,” he said.

“There is a risk with the players who have played our [last] three games - they play another one [in midweek], and another one [against Spurs], and after that they play against Montpellier [in the Champions League].”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Arsenal news

Friday, May 29, 2015
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey insists he is not interested in a move away from the club.

Friday, May 29, 2015
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Per Mertesacker believes it is “easy” to criticise Arsenal’s defence but insists that the unit are responsible for creating a winning mentality at the club.

Friday, May 29, 2015
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Yassin Fortune have been pictured in Arsenal shirts for the first time ahead of their summer moves to the Emirates Stadium.

Friday, May 29, 2015
Jackson Martinez of FC Porto battles with Dante and Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The latest transfer news and rumours from around the web for all the London clubs.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Wales manager Chris Coleman says he can see the debate from both sides when it comes to Aaron Ramsey’s tactics at Arsenal but insists he is good enough to leave the Gunners for Barcelona.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more
You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more
Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Read more

Arsenal Transfer News