Posted on October 28, 2016 by ADMIN

Should Arsenal be worried about their growing injury list?

Arsenal are known for their injury problems and with their list of injuries growing at present, there could be cause for concern.

Lucas Perez is the latest name to join the absentee list, having picked up an ankle injury this week, and is now the fourth squad member to become unavailable until December at the earliest, while the ever-important Santi Cazorla is also doubtful for the Sunderland tie this weekend.

Danny Welbeck, Chuba Akpom and Per Mertesacker are of course the others hampered with injuries, although the latter is less important with both Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi having been signed to cover his long-term issues during the summer.

Granit Xhaka will also be unavailable on Saturday which leaves us rather short in central midfield, as well as in attack, so should we be worried?

Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny came into the fold the last weekend against Middlesbrough, and we didn’t create enough clear-cut opportunities, while our opponents refused to allow us as much possession as we would have likes, and could well have stolen all the points. Aaron Ramsey is expected to return to action this week, and could well be used in the deeper role as a creative spark much like Cazorla is.

Our attacking worries are somewhat of a worry for me also, with Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez regularly picking up niggles and injuries in recent years. Olivier Giroud is our only alternative for the role from our first-team, but he has been limited to under an hour of league action so far this term due to fitness/injury problems also.

Is now the time to start praying to the football gods for some give on the injury front? Should we be more worried about out midfield or attacking options?

Pat J

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7 thoughts on “Should Arsenal be worried about their growing injury list?

  1. atid

    It’s a bit annoying really, when we have Debuchy and Sanogo are the club wasting 2 spaces in the 25, when we have wilshire and campbell on loan.

    Would gladly swap that situation round.

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  2. Arsenal_Girl

    I am not panicking yet, but Cazorla is my biggest concern
    He is so important to this team. We look awesome with him and vulnerable without him
    Ramsey is back in training
    Hopefully Cazorla’s injury isn’t serious
    Perez is out for a few weeks but we have Giroud
    Mert and Perez should hopefully come back at the same time

    We still have a good squad
    Cech, Ospina, Koscielny, Mustafi, Gabs, Holding, Bellerin, Debuchy, Jenkinson, Monreal, Gibbs. Xhaka, Coquelin, Eleney, Ramsey, Ozil, Iwobi, Theo, OX, Alexis, Giroud

    Send my best to Cazorla, Mertsacker, Welbeck, Akpom and Perez
    Hope they get well soon

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  3. Alexis the Great

    Monreal and Walcott having tests in morning too. Looks like Theo can’t play tomorrow.

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  4. Alexis the Great

    Wenger said. “From Tuesday night we’ve lost Lucas for a while with an ankle injury. I think he’ll be out for six to eight weeks. We have Giroud back available and Aaron Ramsey will be in the squad. We are [almost] in November, they have not played so it’s good to have them back. We have a few uncertainties over Walcott, Monreal and Cazorla, but they will all have tests today.”

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  5. sanmi.marvellous

    Injury is part of the game. There is no team without injury worry.
    While some are just returning, others are going into the treatment room.
    We should not complain as we are the only team suffering.

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  6. Onochie

    Yes we should be a bit worried especially carzola,but I wonder why he hasn’t been offered a new contract

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  7. Wilshegz

    there is just Lil concern in Lucas… Walcott,Cazorla and Monreal are just not certain to play for caution/ avoiding injury.. Walcott could also be so he doesn’t go for international break and is 100% ready for November where we face Spurs,PSG,United in a week and the competitive period of December and January.

    hopefully, Ox delivers the goods against Sunderland and we get the 3points, we can’t afford to drop points this week after the disappointing result against Boro.

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