There are two very important games for Arsenal to get through, at home to Anderlecht and away to Swansea City, before the next international break comes around, but after that things really start to get serious for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners.
The first two games after the international break are both at home, with Man United in the Premier League on the Saturday and orussia Dortmund in the Champions League the following Wednesday. It is no exaggeration to say that the results of those two games could really shape our season, so some good news on the injury front is very welcome indeed.
One of the most disappointing things about last season, apart from all the injuries ruining our title challenge, was the failure to take advantage of United’s troubles. But we have another great chance as they struggle to get get going under Louis van Gaal.
One of their biggest weaknesses has been their defence, so the report by The Mirror which reveals they will be without arguably their best defender Marcos Rojo for three months is a huge boost for Arsenal. They are already without Phil Jones, Rafael and Jonny Evans and have not been able to name the same back four all season.
So if Arsenal needed any encouragement to go on the attack when the mancs come to town in a few weeks, the injury to Rojo should provide it as well as our own injury problems easing off with the returns of Walcott, Wilshere and Ramsey and perhaps even Koscielny. And if we can finally get one over on the old enemy, I think it will really put us in a great position to push on for the rest of the season. What do you think?