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Sanchez, Ramsey knocks mar Foxes win

SANCHEZ-LEICESTERLONDON, February 11- Arsene Wenger said he was concerned about the fitness of Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey after the Arsenal stars suffered injuries in his side’s 2-1 win over Leicester.

Wenger lamented what looks like a third hamstring injury of the season for Ramsey as the Welsh midfielder went off just nine minutes after coming on as a second half substitute.

He was also critical of heavy Leicester tackling that saw Chile winger Sanchez taken off with a knock following a clash with Matthew Upson at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

“I don’t know (the extent of the injury) but it is not good news,” Wenger said of Ramsey. “He’s had a recurrence now of a few injuries.

“Sanchez had a knock with his knee and I don’t think he was himself. From the moment he got his knock, he was never comfortable. I don’t know how long he’ll be out. It was a heavy tackle, yes.”

First-half goals from Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott gave Arsenal what Wenger described as an “important” response to Saturday’s derby defeat to Tottenham, and kept them right in the middle of a tight race for the top four.

Arsenal overcame an impressive Leicester start with Koscielny side-footing in from a corner on 27 minutes, before Walcott volleyed home after 41 following Mesut Ozil’s powerful parried effort.

Despite that lead, they lost energy in the second half, and Wenger put it down to the effects of last week’s north London derby.

“The Spurs defeat was a bit in the head and, especially second half, in the legs. I have seen Tottenham has lost 3-2 to Liverpool as well in the final minutes. It was a very intense game,” he said.

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Wenger also backed Leicester, who previously had to deny reports that they sacked manager Nigel Pearson, to stay in the Premier League despite their position at rock bottom.

“When you see the way they (Leicester) play football, it is a surprise they are bottom of the league and want to get rid of their manager.

“If they keep quiet, don’t panic, they will survive, because they are one of the better sides we have played.”


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  1. Ndwara

    February 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

    This is becoming ridiculous, The president appointed Mark Karbolo because this was a government corporation.Mark karbolo sells government shares to reduce its shares so that it becomes a private entity. The president is now told he does not have powers to replace him. But EAPCC does not need the chairman and if it needs the appointment must be differently done . Cant the president dissolve this board including the MD so that the so called private business can hire competitively. How come we only have these wrangles in the ministry of industrialization. First it was KEBS, then EAPCC and we know KIRDI is the next.    

    • Bety

      February 15, 2012 at 10:59 am


  2. upuzi tele

    February 15, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Lol! The new constitution has really given Kenyans alot of powers. Now the president cannot just wake up and say so and so is fired unless it is inside his house the Statehouse. I believe Kibaki wishes December to come fast so as to get out of these embarassments.

    • Kam

      February 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

       upuzi tele

  3. Nyangumi

    February 15, 2012 at 10:04 am


  4. Anonymous

    February 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I will go to court to block my wife from employing a new house-help and block my son’s school from replacing the class teacher.

  5. Vickacky

    February 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

    i love the new constitution… it has really given the citizens the powers. this courts keep on embarrassing i bet even the incoming next president wont be easy for him to make decisions.

  6. Pratt

    February 15, 2012 at 11:48 am

    When democracy comes too early, these are the obvious results. This constitution will get us bogged down that we will never move. Once malicious people realize that they can do what they want with full protection of the courts, the very meaning and spirit of the new constitution will become anti-Kenyan. Executive authority cant be challenged at every minor turn, unless we are opting for express judicial tyrany. The other day, a court was legalizing illegal immigrants without caring a shred about security implications. Its now becoming extremely important to vet these seemingly questionable judges. The joke in the name of justice being dispensed is totally unwelcome and uncalled for. I guess soon captured al-shabaab commanders will be released on bail by this “newly reformed” judiciary!  

    • Kalo

      February 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

       soma constitution on public appointments

      • Pratt

        February 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

        Soma wewe rafiki!! Cant you contribute something or you just have to pretend you know? Do you know the difference between fundamentals and spirit? Try to be positive with facts pal, it will make sense.

        • Boyi

          February 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm

           u pratt i know who’s side u r basing u a arguement…anyway your old stylish of rule is gone inform your goons

          • Pratt

            February 16, 2012 at 5:43 am

            So what? You want to choose for me or what? Whats your point anyway? Perhaps, I need to respect your tribal choice but not likewise!

        • Boyi

          February 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm

           u pratt i know who’s side u r basing u a arguement…anyway your old stylish of rule is gone inform your goons

    • Len

      February 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

       It’s about the rule of law.  The AG and a court have declared that EAPC is not a state corporation (parastatal) so neither the president nor the minister in charge can purport to exercise control over it.  Sasa umeelewa.

  7. Yangu

    February 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    hahaaaaaa  i love this constitution  But karboro and others are not self drive ther is some one . 

  8. Mwikali

    February 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    It is very obvious the Kenyan courts have not developed a doctrine called “political question” which allows courts to simply state they cannot answer or resolve questions of a political nature (such as Executive appointments).  Without such judicial maturity, the judiciary has to second-guess every small decision made by the President in his executive powers and this in most democracies is an unacceptable intrusion into the powers of the Executive branch of the government. If the President was to appoint an Ambassador tomorrow, will these Kenyan courts grant an injunction to hear a challenge to the appointment?  Ridiculous!  If you are going to copy the Constitution and democracies of other countries, try and understand how they resolve some of the issues you have copied.  The Kenyan courts are starting to look like they need a seminar on judging.

  9. Legal scholar

    February 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    These judges are starting to be a joke.  Shows you an LL.B after Form 4 or Form 6 is not much in learning the law.  Most lawyers in other countries now have to obtain a Bachelors degree before attending law school.  Helps one mature and learn law with some humility and maturity.  So to our learned Kenyan judges have you ever heard of:
    – separation of powers
    – political question
    – standard for issuing injunctions?
    It does not appear you have.  In addition, a court must show restraint and not become an activist court.

  10. Mwepesi

    February 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    How would a court determine who is best to run a State corporation?  That function belongs to the Executive.  There is a reason modern jurisprudence has a separation of powers doctrine new Constitution or whatever…

  11. Ogolla

    February 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    The following cases will soon be filed seeking injunctions: 1) manambas charge more fares; 2) teachers ask students to stay longer in school to prepare for exams; 3) I light a cigarette outside a church

  12. seruji

    February 16, 2012 at 7:20 am

    President is right,he is saving Kenyans taxpayers from goons who steal from public and rush to court to get ridiculous injunctions,it not about ownership but ethics and integrity

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