There were plenty of positives, from an Arsenal fan’s point of view, when the Gunners took on CSKA Moscow in the home leg of the Europa League quarter-finals this week, not least of which was the 4-1 result which barring a disaster in Russia next week will see Arsenal in the draw for the semi-finals.
Winning the Europa League is not the only thing left for Arsenal to do this season, as we also9 have the small matter of seven Premier League games left to play. With Burnley and Leicester City hot on our heels the Gunners cannot afford to slack off too much as we may well still need that sixth place to get us into Europe.
Poor old Steve Bould took today’s Arsenal press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against Stoke because Arsene Wenger has caught the dreaded lurgy and lost his voice, and the assistant manager was just about as interesting as watching him sit on the bench beside wenger during games!
When we heard this week that Arsenal’s very own Jack wilshere was going to miss both of England’s friendlies this week with tendinopathy, which is chronic case of tendonitis and needs to be controlled regularly.
I have found a desription of the treatment for tendinopathies on WebMD
We are now only six days away from Arsenal’s next game against Stoke at the Emirates, but we have had some great news on the injury front. To be honest I thought that Aaron Ramsey would be out for much longer after he was excluded from the Wales squad and we were told that he was having a ‘minor operation’ on his knee, but amazingly he was back in training today. Hooray!
Arsene Wenger has stated that he has worries over the fitness of Aaron Ramsey following his groin injury, and is unlikely to field him in the League Cup final come Sunday.
The Welshman has been amongst our most consistent performers this season, and bagged his first senior hat/trick this month also, but has failed to feature since due to a groin issue.
Come on we surely know that we will not be seeing Santi Cazorla playing for Arsenal’s first team any more, it has just gone too far past the point of no return by now, but then again Wenger gave the little Spaniard a one year extension last season, even though he was fatally injured in October after playing just 8 League games for the club.
Arsenal did very well in the Caraboa Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge despite having half the first team out injured including Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez was left on the bench.