If Arsene Wenger is right and the constant and recurring injury problems that have dogged Arsenal in recent years are coming to an end, it really is fantastic news. Because just last month it was revealed in a Daily Mail report that the Gunners have suffered more injury problems than any other club in the Premier League since 2002.
In fact it has been so bad for us that our 890 injuries up to that point was 100 more than the second placed club Man United. Some, like Ramsey’s, Eduardo’s and Diaby’s were the result of bad tackles and there is nothing you can do about that other than treat them. Wenger did accept last season, however, that there seemed to be an underlying problem at the club and vowed to get is fixed.
And that is one of the reasons for Arsenal bringing in the fitness and conditioning expert Shad Forsythe during the summer. But the start of this season has been just as bad so far, if not worse, at least until now. Because with Ramsey and Walcott already back and others like Koscielny and Giroud getting close, the boss has claimed in the latest injury update on Arsenal.com that these injury problems are nearly at an end.
Wenger said, “We had Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Mathieu Debuchy and Mesut Ozil injured but they are slowly all getting better. Theo is the first to come back but I believe we are at the end of the tunnel.”
The manager also revealed that Jack Wilshere will miss today’s clash with Anderlecht due to illness but should be fine to face Swansea City at the weekend. If Forsythe and the rest of the Arsenal medical team have begun to eradicate the underlying problems, then maybe we really can have a proper push for the title or claim another trophy this season.