The official website for European football

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

UEFA.com features

Ferrari 1-4 2CV: Metz's Camp Nou miracle
  • Ferrari 1-4 2CV: Metz's Camp Nou miracle
  • All to play for: Best of the round of 16 first legs
  • Snap shot: Liverpool's Istanbul heroes
  • Lopetegui on Porto's Basel visit
  • Maxwell on Paris-Chelsea and Zlatan Ibrahimović
  • Benatia, Bernat talk Shakhtar and life at Bayern
  • Courtois on Chelsea, Mourinho, Atlético, Čech
  • Streller targets Porto, Basel seek history
  • Snap shot: Juve snatch last-eight spot from Werder
  • The rise of Chelsea and Belgium's Eden Hazard
1 of 10
 
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

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=913638.html#arsenals+clichy+rocked+back+blow

  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.