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Arsenal Balls: Giroud’s Ankle Poses Questions For Edinson Cavani

by | 27th, August 2014

HOW football journalism worsk with the Daily Mirror’s Ben Burrows. He’s looking at Arsenal. The headline begins with a quesion:

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Nikola Zigic eyed as shock Olivier Giroud replacement?

Anorak holds the the theory that the answer to any headline questison is “No”. But Burrows has copy to file. And Arsenal are big news. He ploughs on:

Arsene Wenger has splashed more cash than normal this summer but with injuries mounting could well dip his toes in again before the deadline

He could. Or he could not.

Olivier Giroud will be out until next year after it was revealed the Arsenal star’s injury is even WORSE than first feared.

Well, no. Arsenal say they won’t reveal the extent of Giroud’s injury until he’s taken a second scan. And as for Giroud retutring to action in January, the Mirror’s Neil McLeman told Mirror readers a few hours earlier:

Worst-case scenario for knock suffered at Everton on Saturday could sideline the striker for three months and force Wenger into a last-gasp transfer dash

That’s a late November return. Maybe.

What have Arsenal been saying? Well, Arsene Wenger told one and all:

“He overstretched his ankle. It was on the ball, not a contact…We came back on Saturday night and he was at home on Sunday. He had a medical check and we needed to have further investigation. The first news is not fantastic, but I am not a doctor. So I wait for tomorrow’s complete examination and decision for how long he will be out.”


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