Does Cazorla nightmare mean Arsenal must replace medical team?

It is not funny anymore is it Arsenal fans? It never was to be fair, but the annual mountain of injury and fitness problems affecting the Gunners and effectively ending any slim hopes we entertained about this being our season has come to a head once again with the news that Santi Cazorla is out for the season.

We have not the club captain and central defender Per Mertesacker yet this season, although the German did finally make the subs bench recently and we have seen the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud miss quite a few games.

There is no way that we can say this is bad luck or coincidence anymore because it happens every single year and even after Arsene Wenger admitted there might be some underlying problem and the club appointed a couple of experts in fitness, conditioning and the medical side of the game there has been no noticeable change.

So the question is, should Arsenal replace the medical team this summer? I am assuming that Wenger’s time is up and there is a theory that his training methods are the reason for our constant injury problems and if that is the case maybe we don’t need a major overhaul of the medical staff but then again a new manager might want to bring his own people in.

How do you think Arsenal can sort out this yearly injury nightmare once and for all?



  1. muffdiver says:

    ranieri sacked

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Talk about “HARSH”…DANG. Wonder who they think will save them from the drop, much less salvage any hopes of going further in the CL.

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Some clubs just put football & success first in their lives before the manager…..
      Makes me wonder how wenger is still ere!

  2. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Ranieri sacked 🙁
    Unfair in my opinion

    Getting Shad Forsythe has made a big difference in player recovery times
    He was def worth getting

    But we have had the same medical staff for a long time
    They need to be replaced

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      In all fairness to the Docs. Santi’s injury was inflicted by another player. Studs right on his Achilles. It wasn’t an over training injury or the usual muscle stretch/fatigue type.

      1. Juhi McLovin says:

        And besides, Achilles heel surgeries require dramatic amount of time to heal. I know from personal experience. Usually they are slow to heal because there’s no extra skin around your heel, so you can’t bear ANY weight on it for weeks, otherwise the stitches will come off.

        I knew all along Cazorla would be gone for the season when he had the surgery, I’ve been saying that all along so this doesn’t really surprise me. What does surprise me is that our team performance is so drastically dependent on one player..

        1. synthiagoCazorla..HUMVN,Machine says:

          Our midfield -I dare say the engine of our entire system- was built around Santi. Reason we capitulate when he is out for long spells.

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Ranieri sacked by Leicester ?
    That’s Unbelievable really, the man goes and does the unthinkable by making a Micky mouse team champions of the premier league and they go and sack him with nearly 3 months left of the season.? and their still in with a shout in the champions league.
    I think that winning the title has gone to the Leicester city’s board/owners head… Meanwhile back at the emirates ??
    Nope… Still nothing.
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  4. hecmanx says:

    Arsenal need a total overhaul of playing and backroom staff also the board

    1. dutchy says:

      While were at it.. also a new owner and some new fans. Then rebuild Highbury and will be the unbeaten champions once again.

  5. pubgooner says:

    Ranieri loses in Europe 2-1, he is given the Big Boot. Wenger loses 5-1 to BM, he is offered a cushy 2 year extension. Hard Times!

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      For a little balance, why don’t you add to the fact that LC sit in the relegation zone, despite being the reigning EPL champs.

      1. bran99 says:

        still not relegated though, sacked coz he couldn’t repeat the last season’s magic. we have a manager that will never get the team to number 1 and still eats a very fat paycheck with no ambition whatsoever

  6. SoOpa AeoN says:

    santi’s finished……………..Hello Rosicky II

  7. SoOpa AeoN says:

    and the search for the new santi officially begins in the summer……….. For crying out loud
    Fail to plan, plan to fail…

  8. synthiagoCazorla..HUMVN,Machine says:

    Arsenal must replace a lot of things, bruh! But will they?
    If the club has genuine ambition to start winning the big big titles, then they must!

    As for those crying foul over Leicester’s sacking Ranieri… I feel for him as a man.. but, one man’s meat is another man’s poison! As AFC fans, we may be cannot anymore understand the brutal force of ever-growing ambition as shown by Leicester.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      You call that “ever growing ambition”? They sold one of the players who might have kept them from falling like a cannon ball down the table. Kante’…But hey, sacking the greatest manager in their clubs history is more ambitious. Miss me with this ish…

      1. bran99 says:

        Van Persie was sold and went to win our bitter rivals the EPL title, our manager still stands with no single EPL title in sight. If selling your stars rewards you with a sack, Wenger should have been the first to depart

        1. NY_Gunner says:

          You continue to try and rationalize your ignorant bias…Even you must see how futile that effort is…

      2. synthiagoCazorla..HUMVN,Machine says:

        “They sold…. Kante”
        Yes. And they reinvested heavily in the team. They needed their manager to match the new-found ambition of the club or at the very least fashion out a way to keep them out of this mess. He didn’t… he was let go.. so they can find someone else who might be able.

        “greatest manager in their clubs history”? Yes. That is indisputable fact!
        Whoever, their view is that Ranieri’s reputation isn’t more important than the ambition of the entire club. Remember they clearly stated the obvious -his reputation remains intact!

        Like, I said.. we maybe cannot anymore understand it, because this mentality/culture is alien to us.

  9. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Spursday night football… Game over for another year.?
    We Just need Utd to get knocked out next,
    we can’t be having any trap doors for our beloved Wenger trophy ?

  10. Ronny331 says:

    What’s crazy about the ranieri sacking is the 2nd half against Sevilla vardy scored and they all started to click again, couldn’t been a turning point for them. Swap Wenger to Leicester? Lol
    Cazorla was always going to be outn for this campaign.
    Lastly happy to see spurs lose tonight and deli ali should be ashamed the police should be looking at that tackle for abh/gbh!

  11. Ronny331 says:

    @fg. Well mu will be going another round at least as they play Gent next. And Gent were dreadful!

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