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Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen Is Both Injured And Uninjured In The Times And Daily Mail

by | 26th, October 2011

ARSENAL look to have turned the corner. But the Daily Mail sees only bad news, as is its wont. Sami Mokbel writes:

Thomas Vermaelen’s long-awaited return to action turned sour on Tuesday night after he was involved in another injury scare. The Belgium defender limped off in the 84th minute of the Carling Cup fourth-round win over Bolton with calf trouble.

Or as The Times’ Gary Jacob puts it:

“Vermaelen put himself firmly in to contention against Chelsea on Saturday when he came through unscathed on his return.”

The Times then reads the Mail’s report and changes the story online to read:

Arsenal 2 Bolton 1: Thomas Vermaelen blow mars Arsène Wenger’s night

Gary Jacob is now of the opinion:

Arsenal scraped to another victory last night, but at a cost. Thomas Vermaelen sustained a calf injury that makes him a doubt for the Barclays Premier League derby away to Chelsea on Saturday.

Or as Arsenal; FC states: “Vermaelen is available for Chelsea match.”

Speaking after the game Thomas said: “It was great to be back and to get time on the pitch. I felt fresh, I’m OK and am available for Saturday.”

He had that terrible injury commonly known as cramp…



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