There are two ways of looking at this from and Arsenal point of view and there is very little that us Arsenal fans or even Arsene Wenger can do about it anyway, but to hope that the national managers and their staff take as good care of our players as the club would do. Or in the case of Arsenal and our less than brilliant record with injury problems and getting players fit, we should hope that they take better care of our stars.
Anyway, I am somewhat concerned after reading that two of the Arsenal players away on international duty did not take part in training because of fitness issues. Mesut Ozil is still nursing the ankle problem he picked up in the win at Everton so did not train with the rest of the Germany squad.
So it would be nice if Joachim Low was to let him rest and recover, but the Evening Standard are reporting that he is going to be played in both of Germany’s games against England and Italy.
And the doubts about the match fitness of our forward Danny Welbeck will not be eased by the news that he missed an England training session. The good news on that one, reported by Sky Sports, is that England and Arsenal have agreed on a programme for the in form striker, so hopefully they will not do anything to aggravate the problem or cause him to miss the next Arsenal match.
But with our ongoing injury woes, have Arsenal fans got reason to worry about these two key players?