For years there have been questions asked about Arsenal and the number of injuries that Arsene Wenger has to cope with. There is an argument that losing so many players at crucial stages of seasons and often for longer periods of time than first expected, has cost Arsenal a few good chances to win the Premier League.
There is also an argument that something must be wrong behind the scenes for the Gunners to lose so many playing days. We have all seen the charts showing that over the years we have suffered much more than our main rivals like Chelsea, but has it just been down to bad luck?
Well when the injuries continue to be muscular you would have to say not and both of the Arsenal stars who yesterday joined the growing number of Gunners in our treatment room did so because of muscle issues, or that is what is suspected explained the boss in an Arsenal.com report.
Wenger said, “It looks to be a hamstring with Welbeck. I don’t really know because everybody is shocked in the dressing room [about the result]. It looks a muscular problem.
“Koscielny is a muscular problem as well.”
Remember that these two were only just back on the fit list, so did we rush them back or did the medical staff pass them fit too soon? Is there a problem with Wenger’s training methods? Something is not right but for now the biggest worry is how Arsenal will cope. We have Europa League games and domestic cup games to consider as well as having not an inch of leeway in the league, so is this injury issue now a full blown crisis for Arsenal?