Even though Arsene Wenger felt the need to bring off Carl Jenkinson when Arsenal were losing to Southampton in the EFL cup on Wednesday night, the manager may be forced into starting him again for the Premier League away game at West Ham today.
Well that was not the news that me, you, Arsene Wenger or anyone connected to Arsenal wanted to hear was it? The ongoing mystery of the Santi Cazorla injury was finally solved but definitely not in the way we were hoping for, as the little Spaniard is having to go under the knife and just as bad as that makes every Arsenal fan feel, the manager has revealed that when he spoke to Cazorla it was clear that our midfield star was not taking the news well.
Arsenal are preparing for tonight’s League Cup game and, although we have great deep looking squad, there are still quite a lot of injury news to report. Wenger couldn’t give us an update on Matthieu Debuchy’s scan yet after he was taken off on Sunday after playing his first 16 minutes for a year, but everyone is expecting it to be a serious problem. “Mathieu has a scan today [Tuesday] but we don’t have the results yet,” Le Prof said.
When the recent north London derby clash between Arsenal and Tottenham in the Premier League was ending I did not even realise at the time that our Spanish international star Hector Bellerin had picked up an injury thanks to a rash and needless tackle by Danny Rose, which was later criticised by Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal are known for their injury crisis around this time of year, so we thought we’d bring you an update on the latest issues regarding our squad.
Theo Walcott was taken off with 15 minutes to play on Sunday, before being seen nurturing his leg, although Arsene Wenger has insisted there is nothing to worry about concerning the England international.
There was some real concern for Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans last week. after the Chile international star Alexis Sanchez missed the first of his home nation’s two World Cup qualifiers because of an injury picked up in training.
Was it just a week ago that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger spoke publicly about Chile’s decision to risk Alexis Sanchez against Uruguay as “suicidal”? And then sat up all night worrying about whether his hamstring injury would get worse?
Arsenal fans may be getting worried that our usual bad luck with injury problems is coming back and is going to ruin yet another Premier League title challenge. It is certainly not a good thing that the sports injury website physioroom.com shows that the Gunners have more players in the treatment room than all of our main EPL rivals but I do not think our situation is that bad, especially if the news about Alexis Sanchez being alright to face Man United on Saturday proves to be right.