The Gunners have always suffered badly with injury problems, but sure it is not really normal for us to have so many Arsenal players on the treatment table after just one game!
The result from Unai Emery’s pre-game conference looked like this…..
Ainsley has sustained a small fracture to his left fibula and will be out for six to eight weeks.
Carl has sustained a significant sprain to his right ankle and will be out for six to eight weeks.
Sead has a left knee injury. We are aiming for him to return to training in October.
Right Achilles tendon repair. We are aiming for Laurent to return to training in November.
Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck
Both players are in full training.
Emery’s main job when he arrived was to tighten up Arsenal’s defence, but it looks like all of our injuries are defenders, nominally at least!). The good news is that Nacho Monreal is back in training, but I doubt very much whether he will be fir for the Chelsea game, and I guess it is possible that Danny Welbeck could fill in at left-back…
All we can hope for is that Emery’s new backroom boys can work to change our terrible record with injuries but do you think that is possible?