Rosicky to fill injured Nasri void

The sickening news of Samir Nasri’s broken leg and subsequent absence from the Arsenal ranks for possibly three months features heavily in today’s papers. There is also plenty of coverage on the 7-1 win over SC Columbia in Austria last night (see The Brady Bunch’s match report).
Taking the Nasri story forward, the Daily Mai
 l looks at who could cover for the French midfielder and point to the re-emergence of Tomas Rosicky as an obvious solution on the Gunners’ left. They also suggest, however, that AW was due to use Nasri as a defensive midfielder alongside Cesc Farbregas and as a result of his injury will now step up the chase for a new central partner for fab Fab.
The Mirror agree that a fit-again Rosicky is in line to step into crocked Nasri’s boots stating ‘the 22-year-old’s absence will be eased by the return to fitness of Rosicky’.
The Guardian are of a similar mind with their report stating: ‘Wenger will take some consolation from the fact that Rosicky has returned after missing the whole of last season – the Czech Republic international played his first game for the club in 18 months against Barnet at the weekend’. Back to the Mail which also tells us that Lyon want to ‘scupper’ AW’s bid for Marouane Chamakh. The tabloid claims: ‘Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas would welcome Chamakh “with open arms” should the Bordeaux striker decide to move.’ Confusingly it adds that  Chamakh confirms there is interest from the Premier League but comes from also-rans such as Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, T******* H****** and Fulham.
So very much a bad news days for us Arsenal fans this morning. Still, could be worse. Could be Steven Gerrard’s next middleweight opponent…

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