Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag seems to be jealous of Arsenal’s fitness record as he moans about his club’s bad luck with injuries and suspension.
The Dutchman became the manager of the Red Devils at the start of this season and has improved them significantly.
United have been around the title race, but suffered some setbacks and is no longer in the equation for now.
One thing that differentiates them from Arsenal is that only a few important Arsenal players have been injured this season.
The Gunners seem to have enough quality players to play for them every time and do not miss key men like Gabriel Jesus.
Speaking about his side’s fitness problems, Ten Hag says via the Daily Mail:
‘It’s about the players who are available and every time there’s a team on the pitch who deals with it.
‘In just one game we had the squad available totally and I was able to pick my team, from a tactical approach, perfectly – that was against Manchester City at home this season. Every other time it’s been one player suspended, injured, or unavailable through illness.
‘We have to deal with it well but Arsenal, all the time their squad is totally available.’
Just Arsenal Opinion
We have been fortunate with injuries, but we have also lost some key players to fitness problems in the last few months.
Gabriel Jesus was injured and it seemed we will suffer, but Eddie Nketiah stepped up.
It is smart that we have players who are good enough to cover for absences and it does not mean we have an unfair advantage.
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We’ve had Jesus and ESR injured for about half of the season so far. So how have we been having a dully fit squad ALWAYS?
The pressure is reaching Ten Hogs now as he’s starting to talk crap,
Am not sure if he’s trying his hand at the mind games or it’s a feeble attempt at trying to instill the siege mentality in his team.
Whatever it is one can’t blame Ten Hogs for atleast trying something , having return from Anfield with legs firmly between his legs, it now appears he’s looking somewhere to shelter
Losing 0-7 to Liverpool had nothing to do with injuries. Ten Hag is obviously missing the big picture that his game plan sucked.
This article really made me chuckle and realize that Ten Hag is not the cool headed manager that he likes to be portrayed as.
Just a few minutes looking at The Arsenal injury list would have stopped him making such a crass statement and, perhaps he should have checked the team that The Arsenal put out when we lost at Old Trafford as the basis of his opinion.
As fans, we all know what injuries we have had to deal with, so no point in mentioning them, but when a direct competitor starts finding excuses as to why they are behind us, you can rest assured that “squeeky burn time” has arrived!!!
Next excuse will be that they have got to play more games during the run in than we have, along with the fact that so many of our winning goals have come during extra time added on – DON’T YOU JUSY LOVE IT??? ⌚😂⌚😂⌚😂
Squeeky bum time – although burn can also be applicable after an excellent curry!!
Ken, ETH does seem to come out with some strange comments when talking about The Arsenal. After we beat them at the Emirates he said something about our goals were from outside the penalty area, all the while forgetting that their first goal was from outside the area.
It’s just the pressure and remember his feet hasn’t quite wet in the league yet.
I think he’s got the old Arsenal /United bug HD – no love lost between the two clubs!!
Although did send out Casemiro to try to break another player’s leg in order to even up on the injury front
With Liverpool in serious danger of finishing in mid-table, Ten Hag is clutching at straws by making such a ludicrous comparison by way of an excuse for his team’s performances.