Category Archives: Arsenal Injury News

Did Arsene Wenger REALLY believe that Diaby would be Arsenal’s new DM?

I honestly don’t know why Arsenal fans keeps asking whether Abou Diaby will soon be able to play, considering that Arsene Wenger yet again refused to buy a defensive midfielder in the hope that Diaby would be able to fill that role.

Four weeks ago Diaby himself told us that he had been lined up by Wenger to play as DM. He said: “The boss and I have spoken about it and it could be an option,”

“The boss told me he could see me playing in that position and that he thinks I have the ability to do it.

Can Theo Walcott give Arsenal an immediate boost?

Can Theo Walcott start producing the goods right after returning from his knee injury? by SE

Theo Walcott, after enduring an excruciating 9-month period due to the knee injury he picked up in January, isn’t too long from returning to action for Arsenal, which will be crucial to the North Londoners’ prospects this season. Unlike last season, the Gunners have been far too pedestrian in their passing, and Walcott’s pace and propensity to retain width could just be the answer to Arsenal’s tethering problems. However, given the length of time that the Englishman has been out of the game, can be start producing rollicking displays from the off?

In-depth 5 year analysis of Arsenal’s injury problems – The facts!

Every year it seems that Arsenal have an ever lengthening injury list from the beginning of the season until the end, and according to a new in-depth injury analysis by cuteinjury.com.

This fascinating study gives us a warning that things could still get worse this season, as Arsenal’s worst month for injuries is January (26 in last five years) closely followed by November (24) which is just around the corner!

In total, the Gunners have succumbed to 194 different injuries in the last five seasons, which averages out at 38.8 injuries per season – or just over 1 injury for every Premier League game! This adds up to 362 playing hours lost which is about 6 years per season.

Arsenal star Ozil struggling with weight of expectation?

He may have had more than his fair share of criticism since signing for Arsenal from Real Madrid last summer, but there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger sees the Germany international play maker as absolutely vital to his plans for the Gunners.

And even though Ozil started this season a bit slowly after his exploits in helping Germany to win the World Cup in Brazil this summer, the star midfielder had been integral to our two best performances and results so far, against Aston Villa and Galatasaray.

Will Diaby ever play for Arsenal again?

You have to feel sorry for Abou Diaby. When he signed for Arsenal Football Club back in January 2006 as a 19-year old, Arsene Wenger clearly saw him as the natural successor to his fellow Frenchman and midfielder Patrick Vieira. And he was already starting to show that he could be when a horror tackle from Sunderland’s Dan Smith began the incredibly long series of injuries that have dogged Diaby ever since.

Wenger referred to that tackle again today in his pre match press conference for our way trip to face Sunderland, as reported by The Mirror. But the manager also revealed that the 28-year old would not be available to play yet again, as he is sidelined with yet another injury, this time a calf problem.

Why Podolski is NAILED ON to start for Arsenal tomorrow

The Arsenal manager spoke to the press today ahead of the trip north to face Sunderland in the Premier League tomorrow, as reported by The Mirror. And I don’t think that Arsene Wenger needed to stretch his tactical acumen too far to realise that the home side may well concentrate on their defending after being huniliated by conceding eight goals at Southampton last weekend.

Wenger said, “I think the result (losing 8-0 at Southampton last weekend) will have strengthened their resolve to put on a better performance.

“The danger is that they now focus very hard on defending and that we get very few openings.”

Arsenal MUST use Chambers to cover Koscielny injury blow!!

Arsenal seem to be operating under Murphy’s Law at the moment, which states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And with the defensive side of the Arsenal squad being the weakest right now, of course that means that Laurent Koscielny has now added even further to the problems, as reported by Sky Sports.

Arsene Wenger has revealed in his latest injury update, that the France international centre back will not be back in contention for the Gunners before the next international break. So if we are lucky (Hah!) then he will return to the squad for the home clash with Man United on November 22nd, which would be pretty handy.

Flamini and Chambers keys to Arsenal beating Anderlecht

It is clear that Arsenal simply have to beat the champions of Belgium tonight, not just to keep us in with a chance of winning the group stage ahead of Borussia Dortmund, but to get the confidence flowing and get the season back on track after a string of disappointing results.

The Gunners need a similar sort of morale boosting result as the 4-1 drubbing of Galatasaray in our last group game. But even that game showed why we have struggled so far, because despite dominating the game we could not keep a clean sheet. And that goal came with a red card for Wojciech Szczesny and with David Ospina ruled out with injury, Arsenal will have to start with the inexperienced youngster Emiliano Martinez.

Injury list NOT reason for Arsenal struggles says Monreal

Following on the back of yet another draw for Arsenal, the trip to Belgium to face Anderlecht is a very important game for the Gunners. It gives us a great opportunity to bounce right back from the visit of Hull City on Saturday, but it also puts more pressure on Arsene Wenger and his injury depleted squad.

But although Arsenal are without Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Debuchy, Yaya Sanogo and possibly Laurent Koscielny, the man who might replace the French centre back does not think that we can use the long injury list as any excuse for a failure to get the right result on the pitch.

Today’s EPL games show Arsenal what luck can do!

I am not complaining about the bad luck that Arsenal have had so far this season, well not much anyway, but I do think that the start could have been so much better for the Gunners if we had just had a little bit better luck, or less good luck.

Arsenal have had some harsh red cards, lenient refereeing for our opponents, a string of unfortunate injuries like Giroud’s bizarre tibia break and just have not really had the rub of the green. I’m sure that we will have our own good luck as the campaign wears on but I don’t think we should ignore the things that have gone against us and blame everything on the players and Arsene Wenger.

Positive injury update suggests Arsenal ARE getting it right

With the international break seeming to have further devastated the Arsenal squad with more injuries to players, there was inevitably going to be questions asked about what is going on with the fitness and medical areas of the club.

But the latest injury update from Arsene Wenger, reported by Arsenal.com, is actually quite positive and reveals that quite a few of the players are due to be available for selection a lot sooner than previously thought. And they include some key players like Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal injuries a coincidence? Come off it Wenger!

Hopefully the decision by Arsenal to appoint Shad Forsythe this summer as a new fitness and conditioning expert will pay off. He has a great reputation in football from his work with the Germany national team, but his work has not had the instant impact that us fans were hoping for, as the ever expanding injury list shows.

Players do get injured, we all know that, but for Arsene Wenger to deny that there is an underlying problem at the club and claim that our list of injuries this season is just a coincidence, as a Daily Mail report reveals, is either ignoring the facts staring you in the face or just an attempt to sidestep the issue in public.