Arsenal manager ‘hasn’t decided’ whether to let Milan have defender for keeps

While Arsene Wenger is woefully short of decent midfielders, he seemingly has an abundance of central defenders at Arsenal. Perhaps he should convert one or two of them into footballers who can carve out chances for strikers and break up the opposition play – in the same way that Kolo Toure became a class act at the back, despite starting his Gunners career in the middle of the park.

Nevertheless, Setanta confirm that Philippe Senderos has gone to help Milan shut out the opposition, although it is a loan move, so Gooners may not have seen the last of the much-maligned player. It’s clear that his French manager can’t guarantee him first-team football right now, although perhaps the picture might change if the defender starts to earn rave reviews.

”Senderos has gone to Milan today. He will complete his medical today,” said Wenger.

“The thinking is that at the moment he is not getting the games here and goes to a top level club to play.

“We have Djourou, Kolo (Toure), Senderos, Song, Gallas, Silvestre, so there is congestion at centre back. With losing him we want him to play.”

On the possibility of the deal being made permanent, Wenger added:”It is not decided yet.”

Imagine if Senderos signed permanently for the Rossoneri, then helped his new team beat Arsenal in the Champions League! That would not be a pretty sight, although Wenger seems shrewd enough to ensure that this a loan move, where the Gunners can have him back at some stage. Perhaps Shevchenko and Senderos will be the star players at the San Siro next season!

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