Just when we were beginning to thing that the terrible luck that has beset Arsenal on the injury front for years was not going to carry on in the present season, Arsene Wenger has given an injury update that consitutes a triple whammy for us.
All three of the players involved, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and David Ospina, were already known to be carrying problems that would keep them out of the team, but it was hoped that all three would be back soon and the update on the Arsenal website has knocked back those hopes.
Just the other day we heard from the manager that Wilshere was about a month away and would be back sooner than Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky but now it appears that we will not see any of them before the turn of the year. Ramsey´s prognosis is not good and even if his recovery goes well he is due to miss quite a few big games, while we must hope that nothing happens to Petr Cech because our reserve keeper is at least a month away from being available.
Wenger said, “[Ramsey] had a scan today but he’s out. I believe he will be out until after the next international break. With the [last] international break, the fact that he played against Andorra certainly cost Bale and him as well.
“David Ospina is out for our next game and certainly until the next international break.
“For them [Wilshere, Welbeck and Rosicky], you can say around the New Year.”
While this is not good news for the Gunners, it is not our usual crisis, at least not yet, and the likes of Man City have been hit harder. But how worried should we be that the injury problems have started up again?