Arsene Wenger must have been beside himself after hearing that the Arsenal and Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez had played the full 90 minutes of a bad tempered World Cup qualifier against Uruguay, despite his national coach Jorge Sampaoli revealing before the game in Montevideo that Alexis had picked up a knock to his calf and was therefore an injury risk.
Although there is at least good reason to hope that the Arsenal injury list will soon be a lot shorter than it is right now, Arsene Wenger still has a problem on his hands. When the club football gets back underway after the annoying international break is over, the Gunners could have as many as seven first team players on the sidelines.
The Importance of Aaron Ramsey. Galen Sona
Another boring week of international football. Today I want to look at the importance of Aaron Ramsey “Rambo” to Arsenal. Truth be told we were all critical of Wenger’s decision to play Ramsey out wide. I couldn’t understand such a decision. But after watching our last four games without Ramsey, he is a key instrument in the Arsenal machine.
You might think that a bit of a cautious approach might be called for from Arsenal as Arsene Wenger prepares his players for the Premier League game away to Swansea City. After all, we are coming off the back of a heavy defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday and we are in the middle of an injury crisis.
Not only have Arsenal had to deal with more injury problems than all of our Premier League rivals over the last 10 years, but we also seem to lose players from the same area of the pitch at the same time, making the job of selecting a strong and well balanced side something of a nightmare for Arsene Wenger.