Trying to take the positives from the negative injuries plaguing our team. by Usmanov
If there is one attitude the boss is well known for all over the footballing world, it his tendency to always look for the positives even in terrible situations. Wenger will always take the positives. I want to do the same too!
I know injuries are terrible and shouldn’t be wished for/or on any one. However, have you guys noticed how some of these injuries have worked positively for us in some ways recently?
Theo’s injury last season meant that we needed more than ever to get another pacy forward and we did. Now we have a pacy and VERY TRICKY (at his best) Alexis!
If it wasn’t for Giroud’s injury WHILE THE TRANSFER WINDOW WAS STILL OPEN, we would not have gotten another striker! Now we have 3 specialist center forwards and a very pacy and TECHNICAL (at his best) Welbeck!
Ramsey and Arteta’s injury meant that we ditched the troublesome 4-1-4-1 formation for a much familiar 4-2-3-1. With an inform Wilshere running things in the middle (without Ramsey getting in his way and vice-versa), and Flamini who is more of a mid-field battler than Arteta offering defensive protection, we have been much more direct in the last two games (including the famous 4-1 Gala win and the HARD-FOUGHT 2-0 loss AWAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE).
Now Ozil is out injured. Is there any possibility for his injury offering something positive to our team?
Well, for one, we will be saved the frustrating sight of Ozil on the wings. I am not sure if that is a positive. However, more importantly, maybe the clearly inform and hungry Oxlade-Chamberlain will get more play time to contribute to making this team play to its strength -speed and technicality.
Finally this the chance for Santi Cazorla to fight towards reclaiming his spot as the teams creative hub. Like he did in his first season with us, Cazorla may just be getting more time to again display his godly skills and vision in the No 10 position.
Especially now that he has more resources (than last season) in the attacking department, Wenger may be moved to try new things now in this life without Ozil. Or maybe he will just revert back to the basics.
I (like every other gunner out there) am feeling very sad about these many injuries at the moment (most epecially Özil’s). But I want to take the positives from them if there are any at all. I certainly hope there will be.