Rosicky TWO months out as Arsenal’s bad luck is back

Last season it seemed to me that Arsenal had finally come out of the long dark tunnel of bad luck that had been plaguing the club for years. It had seemed that there was some sort of football cure on the Gunners, with bad decisions from referees as well as the busiest injury room in the league causing Arsene Wenger all sorts of problems.

We also seemed to get the worst possible outcome every time there was a draw made for the Champions League or one of the domestic cup competitions, but that changed last year as the injury crisis gradually cleared up and we got some decent cup draws, even though we failed to make the most of this against Monaco.

But there was a definite sense that our luck had turned, or there was until the last couple of weeks anyway. Then poor old Jack Wilshere suffered another impact injury to his ankle in training, although hopefully this will not keep him on the sidelines for too long.

Danny Welbeck, meanwhile, took longer to get back to full fitness than first thought and with Alexis Sanchez back late from the Copa America, that left us a bit short for the first Premier League game. We also lost Bellerin to a thigh problem and now it has been reported by that Rosicky’s agent has revealed that the midfielder will be out for around two months following an operation.

He said, “Tomas last Tuesday passed arthroscopic knee surgery. The recovery period is estimated at four to eight weeks.”

At least we do not have to cope with the Champions League play off games but even then I feel our bad luck, because Man United have got it so much easier than we are used to. Not only did they get the best possible draw with Club Brugge, but the early start to the EPL season means they have an extra week to prepare. And the TV schedulers seem to have bent over backwards to help them. They play this Friday, giving them the maximum possible time before the first European leg next Tuesday, then a nice break until Saturday, then Wednesday in Belgium and an extra day as their next league game is on the Sunday.

Arsenal could only dream of getting such luck, so should we just accept that all our luck is of the bad variety?

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  1. Mick The Gooner says:

    I like Rosicky. But let’s be honest – he wouldn’t have played anyways.

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Oh, and get well soon Tomas!

  2. davidnz says:

    Arsenal has ten known
    injury prone players.
    Rosicky being injured is
    not bad luck but simply expected.

  3. Uzi Ozil says:

    Get well soon Rosicky………Quick Recovery to Welbeck & Wilshere. For some reasons, I feel Welbeck and Wilshere will make an impact this season if they stay fit.

  4. truegunner12 says:

    Said it time and time again, there is something wrong with Arsenal training methods and I don’t know how anyone could convince themselves it is merely bad luck. The season is 1 week old and Wilshere is out, Bellerin is injured, Rosicky out till October the earliest, Welbeck struggling even though he didn’t play at all for 2 months, and this is ONLY WEEK 1?!?!

    There has to be something wrong, this isn’t the first or second or 3rd time this is happening as we’ve had the worst injury record for several seasons. How coincidental is it we’ve had the worst injury record yet Chelsea and Man City usually have the best? Do you know how astronomical those odds are?

    It makes it all the more mind boggling we haven’t strengthened the depth department.

    Side note: Can we please stop writing these articles that have this tone that the world is after Arsenal? Manchester United TV scheduling? Chelsea “cheating”? What do these have to do with us? The league throws every club curve balls yet we’re the only club that never seem to just get on with it and not complain, it’s always injuries or bad luck.

    There are no undeserving champions come May, if that’s who we aim to be then we have to prioritize wins no matter what the league throws at us.

    1. davidnz says:

      Yes the crap about
      luck, media the refs
      FIFA, FFP, the FA
      all being against
      Arsenal is just that…. crap.
      Next it will be the sun and the moon
      the curvature of the earth
      and Mou’s secret weapon agent Cech 🙂

      1. KickAssFan says:

        I don’t think we should start saying all that about Cech now. In fact, we never at no point should say that about him. FFS, it’s Cech we’re talking about here.

  5. JustJoy says:

    Transfer activities- Plenty Loan out players, 1Player coming in..

    Injury-Plenty expected and some out for 2months

    English Champions- 19th on the log After week one..

    We are going to have a long season just fastened your belt…

  6. Jeez says:

    This is Arsenal, and Arsene manages it… so, much more is expected.
    No wonder EA Sport used Arteta in an Arsenal shirt as the background picture of the “QUIT” option during a game on FIFA 15.

    1. Gunner says:

      now thats funny…lol

  7. Aussie Jack says:

    It came straight out of a James Bond novel where else? Secret agent planted at Arsenal by that
    master sleuth Maurinho. Careful Jack,or some clown will believe you. Nevertheless it`s the perfect setting for a thriller don`t you think.

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