Casualty Comes to The Emirates
Arsenal’s casualty list is not only long, but there is no indication as to when it will be reduced.
Mikael Silvestre joined us carrying an injury and still looks no closer to even being included in the first team squad. This player spent most of last season out injured, so whilst his experience is welcomed, it is quite worthless whilst he is on the treatment table.
Abou Diaby has spent most of his short career at Arsenal injured. Abou picked up a knock last season, was out for a period of time then in his comeback game was injured again. Having spent most of the pre-season injured, he returns to first team duties and proceeds to get himself injured. If, and that is a very big if, Diaby can keep himself free on injuries he has the ability to be a mjor player for Arsenal, but at the moment even Wenger must question whether he can ever rely upon him.
Our next member of casualty is Tomas Rosicky. Some fans may remember what he looks like, to others he his just a name on the programme, never to be seen again. Tomas had recurring injuries and it was only the last one that revealed a very serous injury, his tendon was detached and the operation was fraught with danger. His recovery has been long and delicate with several setbacks along the way. It was initially hoped that we could see the little Czech wizard in September, but it now appears that December is the optimistic date. Some reports even had Rosicky retiring, something denied by his agent.
Finally we have Eduardo, the irony is the Eduardo broke his leg, yet the Arsenal medical team are more confident of his return and when he will return than with with his co-stars.
Al lwe need at Arsenal is a little bit of luck with injuries.