Injury problems are a part and parcel of football, something that Arsenal fans have found out to our cost time and time again over the last decade or so, with the Gunners failure to win the Premier League since 2004 arguably being directly linked to the loss of striker Eduardo in 2008 and then the on fire Aaron Ramsey along with others like Ozil and Walcott a few seasons ago.
This injury to the Tottenham and England international striker Harry Kane, reported by Sky Sports, is nothing like those situations as the spuds are expecting to have him back very soon, perhaps even in time to face Real Madrid in the Champions League next week, but it does mean that our north London rivals will be without their talisman and top scorer for the trip to Old Trafford this weekend.
Only time will tell how this will affect the result but I have to think it hands a real boost to Jose Mourinho and Manchester United just when the pressure was building and the cracks were beginning to show. I still see United as the bigger threat to any chance of Arsenal claiming the EPL trophy this season, especially if Kane’s hamstring problem allows them to not park the bus as expected but instead to get a morale boosting win.
A draw would be the perfect result for Arsenal, of course, with both rival clubs currently four points ahead of us. It may seem odd to suggest that any problem for Tottenham is not good news for the Gunners, but I have a horrible feeling it could turn out to be that way.