Okay, I have put the razor blade down and started to think about how Arsenal will cope without the unlucky Theo Walcott. Looking for positives, it is worth noting that Arsenal have got themselves to the top of the league, in the most part, without Theo, who has already missed a large chunk of the season.
But he came back with a Superman cape on and flames hooting out of his heels, so to think we won’t miss him is crazy. BUT, we do have options, albeit young ones. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is just back in full training from his own injury, while Serge Gnabry was an absolute star against Tottenham on Saturday.
One or both of these young Gunners needs to step up to the mark, and to be honest they are both capable. Both have speed, strength and skill and can really do a job on the right for us. My concern, however, is their age and inexperience as compared to Walcott’s.
The bonus is that there are two of them, quite similar, fighting for that spot now and hopefully that will spur them on. Earlier in the season, Arsenal got by with the likes of Ramsey, Wilshere and Rosicky on the right, but it affected the natural balance of the side. I am not convinced that they will be good enough in that role to help Arsenal to the title.
There is now a lot riding on the two young players’ shoulders, but there is a great team spirit at the club and they will get all the help they need from their teammates, Arsene Wenger and the fans. Will it be enough, or should Arsenal try to sign a winger as well as a striker?