Arsenal’s injury problems just never seem to get better. As soon as we get a little good news we are immediately shot down in flames again. We were suffering from a shortage of defensive-minded players before the season even began and it has only got worse since then.
The latest news from Arsenal.com is that Mikael Arteta will be out for the next three months. Arsène Wenger said: “Mikel has had surgery which went well. I have just seen him, he is back with us at the training ground.
“He had a limited mobility in his ankle and some persistent inflammation that had an impact on his calf. That meant we had to make the decision to have surgery and it’s a proper solution which gives him the best chance to recover.”
They also said that the surgery was successful but the rehabilitation will take three months. We all know to take forecasts like that with a pinch of salt! Poor Mathieu Debuchy has also been given the same forecast after his shoulder operation. Wenger said: “Mathieu had a surgery on his right shoulder following the injury on Sunday. It’s very unfortunate for Mathieu, it’s unbelievable because he’s had two surgeries in the same season. He just came back, he played seven games and he’s out again. I count three months out for Mathieu because contact will be a problem for the shoulder.”
It seems that Wenger has finally realised the transfer window is open at last. He said: “We have Chambers and we have Bellerin, who is coming on well, and I want to give them a chance as well, but of course we are in the market like many other clubs.
“We work really hard morning until late night to try to get one or two players in.”
Wenger, you need to stop working hard. Come and visit JustArsenal and we will tell you all the players that are available for the positiond we need. We will even tell you their strengths and weaknesses and even if they WANT to play for Arsenal or not! STOP working day and night and START BUYING!