It may not be on the same scale as the injury problems facing other Arsenal players like Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker, but it is a big blow nevertheless, for Arsene Wenger as well as the player himself, because Alex Iwobi has just had a very impressive pre-season for the Gunners.
In fact it was good enough for the boss to hand him a start in our first Premier League match against Liverpool, preferring the young Nigerian international to Arsenal teammates Joel Campbell and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Hopefully the Ox will step up and make sure that the Gunners do not miss Iwobi too much for the month or so he is out, but you have to curse our luck.
The Arsenal squad available to Wenger was already looking a bit stretched before the start of the season, so to lose Aaron Ramsey and now Iwobi for a month is the last thing we needed. Both of these newly crocked Gunners are due back after the first international break, reports The Mirror, so are only said to be missing for the two games against Leicester City and Watford.
I will believe that when I see them back in action, though, as Arsenal fans have become used to these supposedly short term absences stretching on and on, like Welbeck’s did last season. Will Arsenal cope or is all this bad luck too much for us to handle?