Arsenal have consistently suffered more injuries than every other team in the Premiership, and the case of Aaron Ramsey pulling up with his third hamstring strain of the season has yet again highlighted the Gunners ongoing problems with muscular injuries to their players.
According to the former Wales assistant coach Raymond Verheijen firmly lays the blame on Arsene Wenger’s shoulders. “There are two solutions. Either Arsenal sort themselves out or Aaron has to go to a club… where training is more balanced,” said Verheijen.
“It’s one or the other. The medical staff can only cure the problem but football coaches cause the problem because they are responsible for football training sessions.”
Naturally all JustArsenal readers have known for years that there MUST be something wrong with the training methods, because it can hardly be a coincidence that every single year Arsenal get hit with a full-blown injury crisis, and this season has been even worse than usual.
After the Leicester game and Aaron Ramsey’s seven minute stint on the pitch, Wenger was asked if he was worried about the Gunners constant injuries, and he replied: “No – because for example Arteta has an ankle problem, Debuchy and Wilshere had an ankle problem and they are injuries you cannot do anything about.
“The only thing you can worry about are the muscular injuries. Arteta and Wilshere and Walcott were joint injuries – you cannot do anything about that. When you get tackles like we get, sometimes when the players are a bit tired it’s difficult to get out of it.”
So basically Le Prof is saying that Arsenal get targeted by the bully boys and make our injury situation worse. Who agrees with Wenger?