With all our side backs injured, Wenger was forced to field four center backs in his defensive line against the formidable Manchester City forward line.
The result? We got another one of our defenders injured in Johann Djourou. A month ago, Wenger was talking about how strong his defense looks, but now, that is the area which is of the greatest concern.
And so the rumor world is filled with anticipation of a move by Wenger for a defender. The latest in this series was brought to the notice by Mirror Football. According to its report, Wayne Bridge could well be on his way to the Emirates on a loan move after a possible bust up with the blues manager Roberto Mancini.
Bridge, who has been largely out of favor in the city ranks, was accused by Mancini on Tuesday of “being happy to just pick up his £90,000-a-week wages even though he is not playing.”
But reports suggest that the comment came just a day after a war of words between Mancini and Bridge in training over the choice of Zabaleta as left back. But Mancini avoided any such suggestions. He instead said a loan move would be suitable for a player of his quality.
“For a player [like Bridge] it should be important to play football. I don’t know why someone would want to stay at one club when they know they cannot play.”
Whatever be the reason, it might just suit the bill of Wenger who is always looking for capable but cheap solutions to his problems.