The chances are that, soon after writing this about the injury problems that Arsenal’s Premier League title rivals are facing, we will see one or more of our own big stars pick up a knock and be ruled out for a long time. But you could also say that we have already got plenty of injury problems to cope with, including Welbeck, Ozil, Koscielny, Coquelin and Cazorla who all missed today’s win over Brighton.
That is something that Arsene Wenger has to deal with every single season and so perhaps we are better equipped to cope. And perhaps the fact that we are in the Europa League while all the other big EPL clubs are in the Champions League will be a factor, as Wenger can afford to play a second string side without any pressure from the fans.
We will have to wait and see what effect the injury problems of our rivals will have, and you have to say that Man United do not seem to be missing Paul Pogba too much at the minute, but the France international is said to be out for some time and this could tell in the long term.
Chelsea losing Morata and Man City losing Aguero could have a bigger impact though, and with Arsenal now back in the groove and winning games it might just allow us to catch and overtake these two title rivals. Now if someone could just send some dodgy Lasagne to Tottenham’s in form striker Harry Kane…