The fact of the matter is that injury problems are a part and parcel of football, or any professional sport for that matter, especially one in which contact is an integral part of the game. So just because our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered another setback does not mean that the problems on the fitness and medical side of Arsenal Football have not been solved.
Wilshere and many of the other players that have been plagued with injuries in recent years have been a worry because a lot of them were muscular, but just like with the tackle from the Man United defender last season which put Jack out of action, there is not a lot you can do about impact injuries.
Apparently that is what happened to the 23-year old again, this time in training. A report in The Mirror reveals that it was a tackle by our Brazilian defender Gabriel which has cause the latest problem and while that is frustrating, it is just one of those things.
Some Arsenal fans have laid into Gabriel on social media but that seems plain stupid to me. Training is surely about getting ready for proper games and tackling is a key part of a centre back´s game, so let´s just calm down and stop threatening to kill the lad shall we?
This is a massive blow, of course, especially for the unlucky player, but it does not mean that it is time to panic and assume that we will be riddled with injury problems again this season. The fact is that we have not been so well set for the start of a Premier League campaign in years and until we have almost a full team of players in the treatment room as we have in the last few seasons, I for one am happy to assume that the Gunners have fixed the underlying problems and will have a strong enough squad to cope with the unlucky but inevitable knocks that come our way.