If Arsenal had won the North London Derby, the fans may have been able to take another couple of injuries to add to our ever expanding list (that we have every single year) but to have to lose two points AND two important players is just too much to bear right now.
It’s not even that the injuries were caused by aggressive Tottenham challenges, but simply by playing their normal game which could have happened against any team we were playing. The fact is that Wenger is certain that both Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey will not be available for next weeks game against the League leaders Chelsea.
When asked what their chances of playing next week, Wenger said on Sky Sports: “No chance. I don’t know how big a blow it is, we will see.
“But if they are muscular problems, I can’t see how they can be fit in five or six days and ready for the next game.”
So with Monreal and Debuchy already out, not to mention Giroud, Walcott and Sanogo, Wenger will not have much chance to rotate his squad for the (very crucial for our season) game against Galatasary, and the (practically unwinnable) game at Stamford Bridge.
I’m not sure what our new much-lauded fitness coach has been preaching to Wenger, but the fact that our manager has let our squad become more and more depleted every year, despite our constant injury list, makes you wonder what he is thinking.
I now understand why Wenger wanted to lose against Southampton in the League Cup, but with our decimated squad perhaps we should have made that game a priority, because we are certainly not going to win any other trophy this season!
Oh well, at least we are still unbeaten in the League, lol…..