Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and defender William Gallas are doubtful for next week's Champions League quarter-final against Villarreal after picking up injuries in Tuesday's first leg, manager Arsene Wenger said. Spaniard Almunia was replaced by Lukasz Fabianski in the 28th minute of the 1-1 draw in Spain after failing to recover from an earlier knock to his right ankle. France defender Gallas, struggling with an injury to his right leg, was substituted two minutes before halftime. "The first signs are not too good, they could both be out for the second game," Wenger told Sky Sports News. Arsenal trailed to a 10th minute goal from Villarreal midfielder Marcos Senna but hit back in the second half with a spectacular equaliser from striker Emmanuel Adebayor. "When they scored an early goal to get in at 1-0 at halftime was not bad because we could reorganise a bit and bounce back in the second half," added Wenger. "We are mentally strong, resolute... we never give up. We had a few opportunities to score a second goal that we didn't take." ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter
8 April 2009
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