IT APPEARS that a few injured players can be fit in time for the Champions League on Wednesday.

Milan take on Udinese tomorrow and they have 13 unavailable players – 11 via injuries – the injury crisis at Milan certainly has great effects over latest poor showings from Milan, who haven’t won this month.

However, some good news finally came from Milanello as the injured players are working their way to recovery and some players can already make it for the important Arsenal game coming up in 5 days’ time.

Allegri: “There is definitely no crisis”
Udinese-Milan: The Rossoneri squad

“[Alexandre] Pato, [Alessandro] Nesta and [Kevin-Prince] Boateng may be back for the game against Arsenal. Abbiati will be available,” Massimiliano Allegri told the press. In any case, all the three of them will be ready for the Cesena game next weekend. Sandro and Alex trained partly with the group on Friday.

Last week Allegri said no one will be back so these are good signs for Milan who’ve been struggling with all the injured players. Injury updates: Alberto Aquilani (2-3 weeks), Boateng (3-7 days), Mathieu Flamini (3-4 weeks), Alexander Merkel (6-7 weeks), Nesta (2-4 days), Pato (3-10 days), Strasser (4-5 weeks), Yepes (3 weeks). It is still not clear when Antonio Cassano and Gennaro Gattuso will be ready to play.

Milan still sit second in Serie A, one point off league leaders Juventus who have a game in hand, they will play the first leg of the UCL eightfinals against Arsenal on Wednesday and the Coppa Italia next month.

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  1. i have my own opinion here, guys. milan will suffer against arsenal if allegri plays 2 old midfielders at the same time with 4312 formation. they don’t have stamina to play for 90 minutes! arsenal are loaded with fast youngsters on their midfields. sure they will use their speed and stamina to outperform milan players. if allegri stick with 4312, he should play with only 1 old midfielder, i.e.: van bommel. i prefer milan to play with 442 formation with 2 CM (one as a DM and the other as a playmaker). the opportunity to win the match is bigger if milan play with 442 with pace and focus. my idea is very simple : never give any free space for arsenal midfielders to construct their play!

    below is the formation (4-4-2) with an assumption that aquilani is 100% fit :
    abbiati/amelia
    abate——mexes—–silva——mesbah
    kpb—–aquilani—-bommel—nocerino
    ibra pato/shaarawy
    if aquilani isn’t fit for the match, the midfields will be like this :
    kpb—bommel—-nocerino—-emmanuelson
    not just arsenal, all teams, big or small, in serie A or all over the world will find difficulties when they meet milan. milan fans can start dreaming milan conquer the world again like they did when capello coached milan in 1994.

  2. @TWF, good point… But sorry to disapoint you, it seems the only formation our coach knows is 4312.. Thatz the only formation he was tought in coaching school..lolz

  3. The whole concept of a 4-3-1-2 formation is to build the attack through a Trequartista. And since Milan is lacking Trequartista I really don’t understand it at all. Allegri should go by Mourinho’s 4-2-3-1 instead

    Abbiati

    Abate – Nesta – Silva – Emanuelson

    Nocerino —– MvB

    El Sharaawy – Boateng – Pato

    Ibrahimovic´

    What do you guys think?

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