One of the biggest concerns for everyone connected with Arsenal right now is the possibility that our injury problems will have the same effect on our Premier League title challenge as they did when we were last in this position.
Back then Arsenal had actually amassed more points and had spent a lot longer on top of the table. After coincidentally edging a scrappy game against Newcastle by a 1-0 scoreline the Gunners looked well set at the start of 2014 but then we proceeded to lose key players like Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil and by March any hopes of the title were gone.
The German playmaker is even more important to our hopes this time and that, combined with a lack of options in the number 10 role, is why a lot of Arsenal fans are so worried about him getting an injury. So the news reported by The Mirror that the former Barcelona and current Stoke City playmaker Bojan Krkic has a release clause in his contract of just £10 million could be just what the club and Arsene Wenger needed.
The manager has previously talked about not being able to find the right players for the right money but here you have a proven Premier League player of quality for a pittance who would allow Wenger to give Ozil a rest every now and then. What do you think Gooners?