The good news for Arsenal from the first international break of the season is that no more of our players will be heading back to north London with any new injury problems. But the same thing can be said of all our major rivals for the Premier League title and that leaves the Gunners yet again with more of our players out of action than the others.
Sky Sports are reporting that Chelsea will have just two players missing and not regular starters at that, while Man City will only have to cope without their captain Vincent Kompany and lucky old Jose Mourinho has a fully fit squad at Manchester United.
At the same time Arsene Wenger is having to cope without Per Mertesacker, Gabriel, Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson and the report does not even mention our Welsh international Aaron Ramsey who picked up an injury in our first game of the season and was supposed to be coming back after the international break but had his return to action put back as we reported here at Just Arsenal.
Will we ever get some respite from the seemingly constant injury problems that Arsenal have? And will our injury situation cost Arsenal another crack at the title?