I have heard that the result of Gibbs’s scan is in and it is only bruising, apparently. No break. Let’s hope that the scan was properly analysed and that no ‘little surprises’ arise due to said bruising masking a crack in the bone. Good news though, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Tomas Vermaelen has had to pull out of training as he is still struggling with his achilles and so is a major doubt for the weekend. Better to leave him out of this weekend’s game and make sure he is ready for the Chelsea game. No point in taking any risks with him seeing as both Koscielny and Squillaci are doing well and Djourou is also an able replacement.
I’ll post more information if and when I get it.
* UPDATE 1: ESPN is reporting that Vela has been suspended by Mexico for six months due to partying while on international duty. At least that means no travelling to far flung parts of the world and returning too late to participate in the subsequent Arsenal game.
* UPDATE 2: Gibbs’s bruising officially confirmed by the official site. No break.
Enjoy the rest of your day.