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Arsenal's Clichy rocked by back blow

Published: Tuesday 3 November 2009, 23.00CET
Arsenal FC could be without Gaël Clichy for "a few weeks" because of a back injury according to manager Arsène Wenger as the Gunners prepare to face AZ Alkmaar in UEFA Champions League Group H.
Arsenal's Clichy rocked by back blow
Arsenal defender Gaël Clichy ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 3 November 2009, 23.00CET

Arsenal's Clichy rocked by back blow

Arsenal FC could be without Gaël Clichy for "a few weeks" because of a back injury according to manager Arsène Wenger as the Gunners prepare to face AZ Alkmaar in UEFA Champions League Group H.

Arsenal FC could be without left-back Gaël Clichy for "a few weeks" because of a back injury according to manager Arsène Wenger.

Clichy out
Clichy played all 90 minutes of the Gunners' 3-0 Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur FC on Saturday, but has been ruled out of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League Group H visit of AZ Alkmaar. Wenger confirmed that the 24-year-old faces a spell on the sidelines. "We fear a stress fracture of the back," he said. "If it is the case, he'll be out for a few weeks." Kieran Gibbs is likely to take the French international's place against AZ. Arsenal, who also lost striker Nicklas Bendtner to a groin injury against Tottenham, lead Group H by one point from Olympiacos FC.

Last updated: 03/11/09 18.15CET

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