After Arsene Wenger confirmed that the latest Arsenal players to be hit by injury, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, will definitely not be available until after the next international break and that none of our eight crocked Gunners will be available for the next three games, the question of priorities raises it´s head once more.
It is a real shame that after pulling off that stunning victory over the German giants last week, that Arsenal may be forced into rotating the squad and playing a weakened side against Bayern Munich next week. The plain fact is, however, that the Premier League must take precedence, especially as it looks like we have a real chance of winning it.
Not only do the injuries to Walcott, Chambo, Welbeck, Rosicky, Wilshere, Arteta, Ramsey and Ospina leave our squad a bit stretched, they highlight how vulnerable we are and put the fear of picking up any more in the mind of the manager.
It does not help that Arsenal face a full blooded north London derby a few days after the trip to Bayern Munich either and Wenger will surely want to field his strongest possible team against the spuds without having to worry about key players being tired or carrying little knocks or niggles.
Will Arsenal have no choice but to sacrifice our Champions League chances?