Arsenal have had our fair share of tricky fixture schedules, even as recently as the last time we played in the Champions League. Then the Gunners were faced with a long round trip to Zagreb before the early Saturday kick off at Chelsea.
Thankfully this week has been kinder on Arsenal as we prepare to put the Dinamo defeat behind us and claim all three points at home to Olympiacos. And it is just as well that there is a decent break between the European game tomorrow and the big Premier League clash with Man United, because the club is currently suffering a mini injury crisis in a key position.
We did not know it at the time, but The Mirror is reporting that the Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta picked up a knock during our win over Leicester. He had already had to filling after Flamini tweaked his hamstring and he was only playing because Coquelin had hurt his knee in the Chelsea game.
Luckily for Arsenal, Coquelin did return to training today, albeit with some strapping on his knee. He should be able to play tomorrow though and as long as he doesn´t aggravate the injury he will also be able to face United. But does this once again raise the question of why Wenger chose not to sign another DM this summer? Or is this just an unlucky period that we have just managed to get around?