We know that Arsenal had a serious and costly problem with the fitness and injury situation of our players. If it was not obvious by the fact that we kept losing the likes of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs and many more, it was proved when Arsene Wenger admitted that there would be an internal review which ended up with two top medical staff being brought in.
So it was disappointing to see Arsenal continue to top the Premier League injury list this season although I suppose we were a bit too optimistic to expect the problem to be resolved with just a click of the fingers. The review and the measures taken by the club did appear to start having a positive effect as the season wore on and we had fewer and fewer stars in the treatment room, but have we really sorted the issue out once and for all?
I am not so sure, especially after the latest Arsenal injury update on the Arsenal website. The manager revealed that he still does not have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Danny Welbeck available. And we have still seen nothing of Mikel Arteta or Abou Diaby and they were supposed to be well on the way back to match fitness ages ago.
Mathieu Debuchy came back and was out again straight away and just how long does it take to get Theo Walcott ready to start a game? The flying England forward has supposedly been fit since the start of the year but Wenger keeps telling us to be patient and that these things do not just happen overnight. Fair enough but half a year?
I wonder if Arsenal really have fixed the problem or just enjoyed a few months of better luck. What do you think Gooners?