Jeremie Aliadiere hid a groin injury from the Arsenal doctors, but got rumbled while he was away with the French Under-21s when their doctor diagnosed a serious groin problem that could keep him out for up to 5 months. Surgery might be on the cards, but young Jeremie seems to think that’s not an option at all. It’s understandable that he’d want to play through the pain when he was beginning to make an impact in the first team, but now that it’s all out in the open, he’d be best advised to do whatever the Arsenal medical team tell him.
Rami Shaaban (bless you), had his first run out for the Gunners, playing in the game against Reading which saw the return of Freddie Ljungberg. He didn’t concede any goals, he made a couple of saves, so far so good.