Arsenal fans are usually more worried about our top players getting injured in the meaningless international friendlies that we are forced to endure at various times during the season, but there is also the danger that we can get long term problems playing at the major tournaments.
So it’s no surprise when our first injury is announced, but this time luckily it will certainly not have any long term repercussions for the Gunners, as it concerns one of our loan players, Wojciech Szczesny. The Polish international had very little to do for most of the game against Northern Ireland, but he was involved in a collision that clearly left him with a thigh injury that will rule him out for at least the next game against Germany.
Poland coach Adam Nawalka admitted that he will have to make changes: “There is no chance for Szczesny to play tomorrow, the team doctor has made the decision,” he said.
“Tomorrow I will announce who will play in goal.”
It is likely that we will see the ex-Arsenal stopper Lukasz Fabianski instead, but Artur Boruc also has a chance to replace the Woj. This is an easy injury for us to take in, but with 8 other Arsenal players on show and a lot of tough games ahead, let’s hope we don’t get any more serious news in the coming weeks……