You could be forgiven for thinking that the Belgian international defender Vincent Kompany was on the books of Arsenal with the amount of time he misses with various injury problems, but we have enough of our own to worry about. Things are looking up on that front at least, with just the Everton game to go before the international break and three big players in Petr Cech, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere due back when the Premier League starts again, according to the Just Arsenal injury page supplied by Physio Room.
Perhaps just as important for the Gunners and the rest of our season, though, is the latest injury to Kompany, picked up as Man City got through to the Champions League quarter final stage. The City captain is apparently set to be out for at least a month and if the stats reported by Sky Sports carry on, this could be a huge boost for Arsenal.
I am not talking about our title hopes because I think that both Arsenal and City have blown that, but our top four hopes or maybe even our top three hopes because we don’t really want that two legged play off at the start of next season. I don’t know about the rest of the Arsenal fans out there, but I am not exactly brimming with confidence about our trip to Everton on Saturday and with Man City currently just a point behind us we could do without them winning the derby against Man United on Sunday.
The stats show that Man City concede a lot more goals, lose more games and win less without Kompany, but can Arsenal take advantage of this and secure a top three finish?