There has been good and bad Arsenal injury news in the aftermath of our disappointing draw with Tottenham. The bad news is that both Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are both going to out for up to a month, although even that estimate could probably be taken with a pinch of salt considering past forecasts.
The good news is that Jack Wilshere has suffered no damage to his ankle after looking to be in terrible pain himself during the Spurs game, and it is even possible that he could be fit to face Galatasary tomorrow evening. This could be a godsend as Arteta and Ramsey will be going to the treatment room to join Giroud, Walcott, Gnabry, Debuchy, Monreal and Yaya Sanogo. It looks like the Gunners medical team are going to be extremely busy for the forseeable future…
But two of those eight crocks can take a bit of consolation in the fact that Arsene Wenger is preparing new contracts for them. Our captain Mikel Arteta is set to be offered a twelve month extension to his current deal, and Olivier Giroud, who is not expected to play again until after Christmas, is set to sign a new FOUR-year deal. This would mean that the Frenchman will probably end his top flight career at the Emirates as today is 28th birthday.
What a nice birthday present from Wenger!