After a disappointing loss to Fulham in midweek, Arsenal have some relieving news with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger avoiding an FA charge for his comments over Lee Probert and Bacary Sagna nearing a return to full training.
Wenger was furious over Lee Probert’s influence in the 2-1 loss to Fulham where the Englishman failed to give the gunners a penalty and also gave Djourou his marching orders after receiving two yellow cards.
The Frenchman said on Probert:
The referee influenced the game in completely the wrong way, in my opinion.
When Djourou got the first yellow card, they tried every time to get him a second yellow and the referee was naive enough to give it.
I saw it coming, you know. I do not need to make stories for newspapers. I tell you the game I have seen. I don’t care about the rest.
200% [Gervinho was fouled], but we know we don’t get penalties.
In the second half, we were tired in the last 10 minutes. We lost the game because we were down to 10 men.
From one Frenchman to another it is expected that full-back Bacary Sagna, who has been missing since October with an ankle break, will be returning to full traning soon and it is hopeful that the reliable full-back will be able to return to the Premier League in Arsenal’s clash against Manchester United on the 22nd of January.