AW has declared Nasri is physically fit to feature in champions league match but he fears of setback so he is not sure whether he will give him a spot on the bench. Nonetheless, hearing him is available for selection is heart warming indeed. He has been in good form before his hamstring injury and has already been out for 2 weeks which means he could be available next weekend in FA cup match against Leyton Orient.
And as for other absentees, i'm afraid we have not gained anyone this week. We are still without Vermaelen, who will probably be available for Barca 2nd leg. New addition to our injury list is Diaby. Wenger did not mention what kind of injury he's suffering but since he has been in and out the team since forever, i think his absence will not put so much pressure in our squad. We have Denilson as a back up plan. I know he is not a proper replacement but it is better than not having anyone at all.
We will also be without Sagna who got his red card ban served starting from next match. I hope Eboue is ready for the big match. We cannot be left behind in this home match and Wenger shares the same sentiment with me. We are a different team this season no doubt about it. If last season, we lost so many key players, this season however we have our best players ready to take on one of greatest team in football and for the first time, i am confident we can beat them.
Resilience and commitment will deter Barca's solid back four. No team is perfect and Gijon had proven it and so had other teams in the past. Come on Gunners! we can do it.
I will post some news, if any.