No need to worry! by SOH
Yes Arsenal are out of the Capital One cup but, in all honesty, who all really cared too much about that game? Yes going on to win it would’ve been nice to add to the trophy cabinet, but its not the League or even the FA Cup, and we all know that these are our aims this season if we are to be successful..
We are on a roll in the League, joint top, so no need to panic as we have a kind run of games coming up in Swansea and Spuds home and away respectively. Both of those are winnable to keep up the pace with Man City but in between those games is a huge make or break game in the Champions League vs Munich away! Now we have won there before and just beat them last week, so confidence will be high but the one thing holding us back and that is most definitely going to derail our season, is our bloody annual hair pulling injury curse…
We have a few big names starting to creep on that injury list but has anyone else noticed it is our own home UK players that keep dropping like flies? What is it with these players always getting injured? Now Walcott being injured is Wengers fault. He wanted to get a warm up coming on in the 4th minute for a pulled up Ox – but had to be rushed on… Even his reaction said it all, like “what the hell are you doing i need a stretch or 10?” There is something not right in the warm ups as Ox fell down in the 4th min! Now that adds up all these injuries:
Plus players are exhausted atm with all the games etc.. More are bound to happen as Koss or even, god forbid, Coq/Santi/Alexis or Ozil.
Tonight has been a disapointment, but we are still in a good way and now we can concentrate on the two competitions that actually matter, the League and Champions league. These injuries are not a good sign for our big push this season and with the next 3 games, Swansea, Munich then Spuds, Wenger needs a plan C, D or E for these games! Fingers crossed the Ox and Walcott are not too serious…
We have Akpom, Gnabry, Hayden and Sanogoals out on loan – maybe a recall or two will be needed?