Date: 20th February 2006 at 8:16pm
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Arsene Wenger decided that playing Ashley Cole against Real Madrid was too risky, and could have, in terms of injury, put Cole right back to the begining.

Ashley Cole is a vital member of the squad, but risking bringing back too soon was something that only played on Arsene’s mind momentarily.

?I could have taken a gamble on Ashley Cole but he only had one training session with the team,? said Wenger.

?Last time I rushed him back and he had a set-back, he wasn’t ready. We will organise a game for him against Barnet tomorrow.?

Hopefully, we’ll have Cole back in action sooner rather than later as we enter the business end of the season.

 

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