Some Arsenal fans may be wondering why I have not included the long term injury of the Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba in this article about how Arsenal could benefit from the injury problems hitting our big Premier League rivals, and the reason is definitely not because I do not see them as a threat.
To be honest I think that any team finishing above Jose Mourinho’s side at the end of this season will either be champions or runners up, but I do not think they are missing Pogba all that much. They may even be doing better without him so perhaps Arsenal fans should be wishing the ridiculously expensive Frenchman a speedy recovery.
I do think that both Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Morata are much bigger losses for their respective clubs Man City and Chelsea though, so with the football media reporting that both strikers could be set to miss around six weeks of action, Arsenal really need to keep the pressure on and hope it tells.
Fortunately for us, the Gunners are due to face Man City in the Premier League on November 5th and we will be hoping for some fireworks around the City goal. Aguero should still be out of action then and that could play a huge part, as long as Arsenal are on it.
If no other club exploits the absence of their star striker then we must. Unfortunately we do not face Chelsea while Morata is absent, unless he does what many Arsenal players have done and take much longer to return than first expected, but other clubs could take advantage and with Arsenal exerting pressure by winning our own games I reckon cracks could appear and soon widen at Stamford Bridge.
All Wenger and the Arsenal players can do is to win our own games, but if we do that could the pressure and the injury problems cause Man City and Chelsea to falter?