Arsenal injuries a coincidence? Come off it Wenger!

Hopefully the decision by Arsenal to appoint Shad Forsythe this summer as a new fitness and conditioning expert will pay off. He has a great reputation in football from his work with the Germany national team, but his work has not had the instant impact that us fans were hoping for, as the ever expanding injury list shows.

Players do get injured, we all know that, but for Arsene Wenger to deny that there is an underlying problem at the club and claim that our list of injuries this season is just a coincidence, as a Daily Mail report reveals, is either ignoring the facts staring you in the face or just an attempt to sidestep the issue in public.

And in the same interview, Wenger reveals that the knee problem picked up by Mesut Ozil that looks like keeping our record signing off the pitch for months, was known about at halftime in the match at Chelsea. So keeping the German midfielder on for the whole 90 minutes seems an incredible risk, especially as Ozil was not exactly setting the game on fire. What were Wenger and his medical team thinking?

The Frenchman said, “He had a little problem just before he went out at half-time. He had a little pain with his knee, he felt a crack.

“I said to our physio to keep an eye on him and if there was anything wrong with him, tell me because when you’re 1-0 down, you want to keep your offensive players on the pitch.

“I am deeply shocked. He wasn’t involved in a collision with anybody.

“It was just after making a pass with the outside of his foot that he injured his leg so it’s very hard to believe that you can damage your ligament with just making a simple pass and it’s very difficult to take that he will be out for a while.’

“I am not a great believer in coincidences but this time it really is coincidence.”

Really? I am no medical expert but I am not a financial expert either and even I know that if a business is losing money, they must be doing something wrong. There is an interesting piece by John Cross in The Mirror on Arsenal’s never ending problems with injury and he seems to lay a lot of the blame on the manager and his insistence on keeping a small squad and not signing suitable cover, which has left our defence stretched to breaking point already this season.

Do you believe that these problems are just a coincidence?

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  1. KickAssFan says:

    Coincidence my a*s.

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Listen, I’ve got a pretty damn black a*s and it ain’t no coincidence. Ma a*s ain’t gonna change color for no one and under no circumstance. That’s why I do not believe in coincidences.

  2. muffdiver says:

    coincidence my nuts

    1. KickAssFan says:

      @Muff, u mean balls, eh? It’s more prestigious when called balls.

  3. Tas says:



    1. Tas says:

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    2. Budd says:

      Only that he didn’t really managed to kill Arsenal as we had a pretty good game. Ended 1-1. But then again among all the teams gives us a hammering last season how many actually got a trophy? Bayern was already champion back then. The rest?
      Oh, the moment you realize that Arsenal is the only club in London winning a trophy last season…

  4. Ks-Gunner says:

    No wonder, i say this all the time. Wenger loves to burn his players out.

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Very true.

    2. Budd says:

      With the blow torch. Yep, fact! I have seen that in Penny Dreadful.

      1. Usmanov says:

        Hey man. You can be an AKB with brains still. But to be a brainless AKB? That is just disappointing. And annoying. And more disappointing.

        1. Budd says:

          Rarely, very rarely I tend to use the brain (mine or someone else’) on this site. It is like playing chess with a pigeon. Just the other day someone posted some statistics to prove his point but instead the numbers were showing that I have been right all the time. You can’t use logic and any reason with 99% users on this site as they will ‘lalalalala’ cover their ears and farting wenger out.

  5. Drew says:

    Wenger is pissing me off more and more every f&*king day, god damit man! Wenger basically just told us that it was his fault that Ozil is out for so long. That 2nd half that he played was probably the difference between ozil being out for 2 weeks than two months!
    F*&k off Wenger!

    1. muffdiver says:

      go get some head man, no one should make u that mad

  6. Horliquegold says:

    can folks stop posting ridiculous chidish articles on thus site.. may be you think every reader on justarsenal is dumb and naive as you are. seriously are you now blaming wenger for everything negative event happening to arsenal.
    is arsenal the only team with injury problems,have you read about other teams injury news..
    am sure you busy blaming wenger.for all your personal problems, may be wenger is the reason for your bills/taxes..
    its very funny.. hahahahahahahahhahahahaha..

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Now behold an AKB in all his dumbness!!!

    2. Ks-Gunner says:

      I know right. Wenger is not at fault at all. Its the damn space monkeys.

      1. muffdiver says:

        space monkeys are a terror on our society-
        i stand by my beliefs

    3. Budd says:

      Yes they actually do. I heard KickAssFan blaming Wenger because he was born with a black arse. Check his post above. The stupidity on this site is very explicit if it wasn’t entertaining. This is happening with fans boarding the boat in the invincibles era. They have no fu cking clue what Arsenal was before them. They have no clue what Arsenal is today but that’s another discussion.

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  7. Invincibles49 says:

    When you are out of ideas , you blame it on bad luck and conincidences. And Wenger has been out of non-financial ideas since he came to Arsenal. He just got lucky in between for a few years.

    1. Budd says:

      Same could be said for Klopp or Simeone, eh? Watch this space.

  8. Big Gun says:

    My uncle is a City supporter and I often go onto their forum for banter. And GUESS WHAT? They are also moaning about injuries. Every team is having injuries. The difference is if a squad has a decent backup plan its not too much of an issue. Arsenal does NOT have a decent backup plan so we are sitting in a predicament where as City, Chelsea etc have suitable backup and this is why they are more consistent during the season. Arsenal need to start realizing that having a paper thin squad with U21’s for backup is not a winning and competing mentality. We are going to have to start acting a bit like City and Chelsea and start having 2 decent players for each position and on top of PAY THE GOING RATE for these players. We have never been in a better financial position, so now is the time for them to start doing this. The only other option is to compete for a top 4 spot and hope Wenger can keep pulling rabbits out his arse every season. We want to start seeing more action and less talk. The fans in England have been forking out exorbitant amounts season after season during our trophy lull, now its time for the board and Wenger to start paying back our loyalty. It has already begun to happen with Ozil and Sanchez, but what we desperately need is quality in squad depth. This is the backbone of any successful team.

    1. Budd says:

      First of all, if you don’t want to pay for the price I say just stop paying it. There are tens of thousand of people in the waiting line so at least you will make someone happy. Secondly, to your City point: how many players bought City last summer? How much money they splashed? Not much, is it? The team gels like Bayern because they played together for so many years. Slowly will happen at Arsenal as well.
      Remember, whoever is winning at the moment it will always look invincible. We should know better.

      1. Big Gun says:

        I am not from England by I empathize for the fans who spend their hard earned money every season especially in times like these when Arsenal are finally over the financial hurdle, but are doing little in terms of squad depth to justify the amount the club is making. City didn’t buy many players recently for two reasons. 1.) They are already under FFP scrutiny and need to lay low for a while. 2.) They already have a star studded team and won the BPL last season so they literally cannot improve much. I agree with you though that Arsenal are at that point where instead of losing our best players like what was happening 5-10 years ago, we are now bringing in top talent whilst keeping our best. Things can only get better as team cohesion is extremely important for consistency, but it means squat if half those players are injured and we have the Jenkinsons and Sanogos to fill in for them. This was my main point is that we need quality players to be able to rotate with during injuries and Arsenal really have no excuse not to accommodate those needs.

        1. Budd says:

          Exactly. They already have the team for couple of seasons now. I fail to see how Jovetic is better than – say- Gnabry or Akpom. I have seen all of them playing and I am yet to be convinced by Jovetic. Or about Dzeko. I don’t think he is better than Welbeck and I know for a fact that Sanchez is better than Navas. Trouble is they play together for almost three years now. Our team is summoned after a heavy WC from where some of the players came with problems.

          1. joeboy says:

            Your as naive as wenger! Jovetic isnt better then gnabry or akpom LOL jovetic bashed in 4goals at the very start of this season before getting injured and had a good pre season and akpom cant even make the bench….and gnabry only gets games every now and then when he was fit! Jovetic is a better player then both of them….i agree that sanchez is better then nevas but welbeck hasnt proved himself goal scoring wise to be better then dzeko yet! Dzeko will always get you goals….thing is you look at city spine to ours
            Hart, kompany, toure, aguero
            Shez, kos, arteta, giroud
            Apart from the goalie (as they r both prone to errors) there spine is far better! Wenger needs to realize you NEED a top squad to win the league… starting 11 wins you the title

          2. joeboy says:

            Let me guess you think giroud is better then dzeko as well :/

    2. NY_Gunner says:

      @Big Gun
      They will always have a decent back up plan considering all the players they’ve “warehoused” with their unlimited funds…

  9. DANDY GUNNER says:

    Wenger is only short of telling the Arsenal Fans that they are not injured its all an ILLUSION and do you know what some Fan’s will buy it. The Man is a BIG FAT LIAR. The sooner he goes the Better for Arsenal.

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