Saturday March 3 2012
Arsenal 'decimated' for Milan match

Arsenal may have won today, but Arsene Wenger admits they are “decimated” by injuries ahead of their Champions League match with Milan.

The Rossoneri won the first leg 4-0 at San Siro and travel to the Emirates on Tuesday evening for a place in the quarter-finals.

The Gunners fought back for a 2-1 victory away to Liverpool this afternoon when Robin van Persie scored both goals.

However, Mikel Arteta was stretchered off suffering from severe concussion after an accidental clash with Jordan Henderson and was taken to hospital.

Abou Diaby went off with a hamstring problem just 27 minutes after his introduction, while there are also worries for Yossi Benayoun and Kieran Gibbs.

“The bad news of the day is that Diaby is injured and did his hamstring,” Wenger told the official Arsenal website.

“Benayoun has a small hamstring problem, Gibbs has a problem. We look decimated after the game. I don't know who will be available on Tuesday night.

“Maybe I will play with six strikers, as we have to score goals!”

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