Category Archives: Arsenal Injury News

Diaby to get new Arsenal contract? You must be kidding!

I appreciate the fact that Arsene Wenger has always looked after the Arsenal players and shown them great loyalty and respect. It has often been said by current and former players that the Frenchman is like a father figure to them and that is great.

But there must be a limit and there comes a time when Wenger must do what is best for the club rather than a player and that time is long since past for Abou Diaby. With just two appearances, neither of them in the Premier League, in the last two years and just 22 in the last four years, Arsenal are just not getting any use out of the French international midfielder.

Arsenal star hands Wenger MASSIVE trophy boost!

I am not going to go into the reasons for Arsenal almost certainly having to go another season without the coveted Premier League title, suffice it to say that there are about as many opinions on the subject, from AKBs and AOBs alike, as there are fans of the club.

But that is the way it is, so as well as another fight for a top four finish, Arsene Wenger could really do with getting his French mittens on another piece of silverware this season, for the sake of the players, the fans and his own sense of worth.

Arsenal team news! Three Gunners to miss Crystal Palace?

Arsene Wenger has given us the latest update on the injury and fitness situation at Arsenal Football Club. And while there is a little doubt about two more of the players, the news is generally good and positive as we head into a crucial and busy period of the season.

The Frenchman revealed on the official Arsenal website that there are doubts about the fitness and availability of our young Spanish right back Hector Bellerin, who has a minor ankle problem, and our French defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini, who has an issue with his hamstring. The medical staff will test the pair further tomorrow to see if they can face Crystal Palace, but really I expect Wenger to err on the side of caution and replace them for the trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Should Arsenal now rest Alexis until Champions League?

It was not just the swelling of the knee caused by Alexis Sanchez getting a heavy tackle as Arsenal struggled to beat Leicester City last week that has caused concern for Arsene Wenger this week. The Frenchman also revealed that he was a bit worried about the impact that the Chile international star was having on the game prior to picking up his injury.

Wenger was hoping that missing a few games could be just what our star man needs to rediscover the intensity that was such a big part of his game. Alexis is undoubtedly talented but it has been the amazing work rate, used in tracking back and closing players down as well as causing problems going forward that has elevated the summer signing from Barcelona into the top ranks of footballers.

Wenger – Alexis wants to play but I can’t let him!

The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made a big mistake last week against Leicester by allowing Alexis Sanchez to stay on the pitch after getting injured in the first half, and he admitted his error after the game.

Having realised that, he has now decided that he must not listen to his star player but start taking his own council on Alexis’ fitness. Wenger said: ‘He didn’t look right on Tuesday night. He got a knock on his knee and he was not feeling himself like he was before. There was not the same intensity as before.

Arsenal need to sort themselves out!

Arsenal have consistently suffered more injuries than every other team in the Premiership, and the case of Aaron Ramsey pulling up with his third hamstring strain of the season has yet again highlighted the Gunners ongoing problems with muscular injuries to their players.

According to the former Wales assistant coach Raymond Verheijen firmly lays the blame on Arsene Wenger’s shoulders. “There are two solutions. Either Arsenal sort themselves out or Aaron has to go to a club… where training is more balanced,” said Verheijen.

“It’s one or the other. The medical staff can only cure the problem but football coaches cause the problem because they are responsible for football training sessions.”

Why Wilshere CAN save Arsenal´s season

Wilshere comeback is perfect timing for Arsenal by Sam P

It is just typical of the injury situation at Arsenal that we appear to have lost two key players after the Leicester game and that they were both coming back from injury problems when the next one occurred. Fingers crossed but it does not seem to be too big a problem for Alexis Sanchez and that would be a real boost ofr the Gunners and the rest of our season.

Arsenal’s injury curse strikes again!

On a day when Arsenal fans should be celebrating our elevation back into the Top Four (and back above Tottenham) we are instead discussing a woeful performance against a Leicester side that are rock bottom of the Premier League. The Gunners DID manage to hang on to take the barely-deserved three points but yet again we have seen a couple of injuries to knock us off our stride.

Arsene Wenger is particularly worried about Aaron Ramsey, who only managed to stay on the field for seven minutes after coming on as a substitute for Theo Walcott. “It’s the disappointment of the night,” Wenger said on TalkSport. “To see him come off after seven minutes is very difficult.

Alexis OUT! How will Arsenal cope against Tottenham?

The latest news from Arsenal on the injury situation is not entirely unexpected but it is still a heavy blow to take, especially with Saturday’s trip to White Hart Lane for the north London derby having extra significance with our relative positions in the Premier League table.

An Arsenal.com report has revealed that Arsene Wenger will not be able to call on his star man Alexis Sanchez against the spuds. The news is not too bad as the Frenchman explained that our Chile international is back in light training and may be available for the home game with Leicester on Tuesday, but Saturday is too soon. However, we do have the England international forward Danny Welbeck back and the news on Wilshere, Chamberlain and Gnabry is good.

Arsenal Debate – Akpom or Welbeck as second choice striker?

With the imminent North London Derby coming up on Saturday morning, there will be much debate about which Arsenal players should be starting this crucial game on St Totteringham’s Day. We are all hopeful that Alexis Sanchez will return to the side, but the latest injury news is suggesting that Danny Welbeck will also be returning to the squad.

Olivier Giroud was taken off the field against Aston Villa as a “cautionary move” according to Arsene Wenger, but anyone who watched his replacement Chuba Akpom, trying his damnest to get on the scoresheet could not have helped being impressed by his determination and positioning in the 20 minutes he was on the pitch.

Is it too early for Arsenal to offer Walcott a new contract?

Sign Dat Ting! 2013

Sign Dat Ting! 2013

After the never-ending “sign dat ting!” saga in 2012/13 season, which ended with Theo Walcott signing a new Arsenal contract extension for three and a half years, it is no surprise that Arsene Wenger would want to start renewal talks a little earlier this time around, but is it just a little too early?

Walcott finally signed that contract on the 18th January 2013 nearly two full years ago, and the England international was reported to have won an increase to £90,000-per-week to persuade him to stay. Since that day Walcott has started 22 League games (and 10 as substitute) and has spent much more time on the treatment table than he has on the training pitch. And this is not just a recent phenomenom. If you ignore Walcott’s first breakthrough season when he started just 5 games, Theo has averaged only 15 League starts a year for the last 8 campaigns and this report shows that Walcott has had 14 separate injuries in the last five years

FULL Arsenal injury update – Bad now but looking GOOD soon

Arsene Wenger has given the Arsenal fans all the latest on the injured Gunners during the press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Aston Villa at the Emirates on Sunday. You can see the whole thing on Arsenal Player but I am just looking at what the manager revealed about the injury situation of some of our key players.