Just recently the news coming out of Arsenal Football Club on the injury front has been strangely positive. Arsene Wenger seems to be listening to his medical and fitness experts and is even being ultra cautious in bringing back the likes of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey.
And we have recently learned that Olivier Giroud is ahead of schedule, while the others are doing well and even that Abou Diaby is fine, amazingly. But of course that was all too good to be true, because a Sky Sports report has now hit us with the news that club record signing and creative spark Mesut Ozil has had his recovery date put back.
The German midfielder himself revealed that we would not be seeing him play for Arsenal again until at least the new year. And while a lot of Arsenal fans and football pundits have been on the 25-year old’s back and have labelled him a flop, I think we have really missed him since he picked up his knee injury in the Chelsea game, because he was just starting to hit form and is like the oil in the Arsenal machine.
Ozil said, “I have already been out for five weeks and will be out for another seven weeks.
“That is a really long time but that is the way it is in football sometimes. My head is held high and we look forward.”
Thank the stars we have Alexis Sanchez playing out of his skin, although I do think we need the creative talents of Cazorla, Ramsey, Wilshere and co to step it up a bit and cover for the absence of our injured play maker. How badly do you think this latest setback will hurt Arsenal?