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Arsenal dealt major blow with five injury absentees

February 16, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Arsenal are missing a further five first-team players due to injury as they head to Portugal for the first leg of their Champions League tie against Porto.

Defender William Gallas (back), midfielder Alex Song (knee) and Andrei Arshavin (hamstring) were all absent from the 18-man squad which left Luton Airport on Tuesday afternoon, as were goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and striker Eduardo (hamstring).

The Gunners were already without Robin van Persie, Kieran Gibbs and Johan Djourou ...

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