Injury Nightmare Continues
What have we done to deserve so many injuries? Is there a curse at The Emirates? Since moving to the Emirates we have lost too many players for too long, Henry and van Persie ins season one, Rosicky and Eduardo in our second year and last year’s injury list would have been too many to fit into either ER or Casualty.
This season started with Nasri out injured before pre-season, Vela soon followed him and Walcott, who is becoming Arsenal’s Mr Sicknote, joined the list. Eduardo has not been able to stay fit for more than two games, whilst Rosicky cannot last 90 minutes yet. This was not enough for the injury jinx, because Almunia has been out for several weeks with a chest infection but to make matters worse our second goalkeeper was also out injured.
Add to these injuries are the perennial one or two week injuries and you can imagine the headaches that Arsene has had to contend with.
Just as players start to come back, Walcott gets clattered by Ridgewell and is out for three or four weeks!
There is some good news as both Nasri and Fabianski are due to play for the Reserves tonight against Wolves.
All teams suffer injuries and that is why we have large squads, but how many teams can cope with their number one and two goalkeepers out as well as a host of attacking talent.
That is why what we have done so far is a great achievement and no doubt once Wenger has Nasri, Walcott, Eduardo, Bendtner and Vela all back and fit, it will give him a great problem.