While Arsenal fans were plunged into the depths of despair yesterday after the ill fated 14 minute flight to face Norwich City, with our star man Alexis Sanchez picking up the hamstring injury, Laurent Koscielny limping off with a painful hip problem and Arsene Wenger revealing that Cazorla had finished the game on ‘one leg’, it is now looking a little bit brighter.
All in all it was a nightmare day for Arsenal fans yesterday. We lost our best defender in the opening stages and we lost our most influential striker towards the end, as well as dropping two points at lowly Norwich. There is no doubt that we all have been expecting Alexis Sanchez to strain his hamstring again, after all the recent scares, and Wenger is worried that it could turn out to be a serious one this time.
Even if, and I do not for a minute think that we will be this lucky, the injury problems picked up by Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez during the draw at Norwich turn out to be minor, and they are able to play for Arsenal again soon, I firmly believe that our chances of winning the Premier League title this season hinge on the January transfer window.
Just about every Arsenal fan was begging Arsene Wenger to give Alexis Sanchez a rest, after he has had a torrid time (and lots of hamstring scares) in the last month or so, even while being overplayed on international duty.
If Arsene Wenger was hoping that Arsenal had used up all our bad luck in the away defeat last week then he was sorely mistaken. The only positive for the Gunners from this week-s away day at a lower Premier League club is that we managed to come back to north London with a point and we had some poor finishing from the home side and a top class save from Petr Cech to thank for that.