Now we are getting to squeaky-bum time as Alex Ferguson used to say, and we are going to need as many players fit as possible, especially when Arsenal are getting closer to the Finals of the FA Cup and the Champions League, as well as pulling away at the top of the Premiership….
We have had a good few injury victims return to the squad, and now Wenger has given positive updates on both Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck. Starting off with Jack, Wenger said: “He is looking good. I had a short chat with Roy Hodgson about him and reassured him that he is progressing well. I’m cautious but I will say four weeks [until he is back].
“Danny has not played since April 2015 and will have to go through a game or two with the under-21s, where we can monitor him and leave him free to play at his level of commitment. That looks to be very soon, maybe this week.”
We are going to need all hands on deck, and we could probably do with Welbeck to help out on the right-wing as we always seem to have problems there, and Jack hopefully will be ready to be whipper-like alongside Francis Coquelin until the end of the season. Wenger must intend to play him if he has told Hodgson to expect Wilshere to be ready for the Euros….
But how unlucky is Tomas Rosicky? He comes on for his first appearance of the season, and gets injured literally minutes later. Wenger admitted that this could be the end of the Czech’s career when he explained: “He’s devastated. Unbelievable,”
“Nobody understands [how he got injured]. I told him straight away after half-time to warm-up. I observed him, he’s very conscientious Tomas, he did sprint and sprint and sprint.
“He comes on, after three minutes he got the injury. I looked at him and thought, ‘Tomas you do not run properly’, because he didn’t lift his legs and he lost some balls, I was amazed because he is top-level, technically.
“He told me after the game that he did it straight away, then I understood why that happened to him. He said: ‘I stayed on, because you couldn’t change anymore.’”
“He’s such a good player but his career has been disrupted by so many injuries,” he added. “He was born in 1980, he’s 36, it’s difficult for him. Let’s hope we have good news, that it is not as bad as feared.”
If it is as bad as he fears, then this will surely have been Tomas’ last appearance for the Gunners, and he will be even more devastated at missing the Euros in the summer for his country.
We wish Tomas all the best, but its not looking too good right now…
Rosicky should retire,and so should Wenger.
“and so should Wenger”
I must say it has been two months sinve we ve had a significant injury.
Great work shad.
Rosickys career was faltered by wenger
What about the “Rosicky is out for 6weeks” that we see in the media? Well, we can only hope its not up to that…
Rosicky doesn’t deserve this,I pity the man
The best is that he should lift the EPL with us this season, I will be so happy for him
Sentiment wins you zilch.
Only in football can you get
80,000 pound a week
for no work.
You could create
300 jobs with those wages.
Or you could halve the weekly
ticket prices for 2000 fans.
Am more concerned and looking forward to having Welbeck back…as far as am concerned.Wilshire is out for the season because (1).he has not been missed one jot so we don’t really need him plus he offers nothing aside from unnecessary aggression in all the wrong places, times and ways. (2). He will most likely take a couple of games to get into any kind of game changing form and we do not have the time or luxury at the business end of the season.(3).He will most likely get injured again…….Welbeck on the other hand can give us something different either playing on the wings or upfront, seeing as Mr Potential Stasis himself Walcott has reverted back to form and cannot remember how to score or how to carry the ball along when he is doing his best impression of the road runner……
Walcott wants to become a failure. How many more years does he need to grow up. Another Lennon in the making.
off topic but the guy is frustrating sometimes.
I wish he would trade his injuries with mertesacker, or Flamini so that wenger has no choice but to field better players
Mertesacker never gets injured because he never extends himself and is unable to anticipate threatening situations. I still can’t believe that Gabriel has so far this season has only experienced 2 hours of EPL football for Arsenal. So much for rotation. I noticed that against Burnley he showed signs of lacking confidence.Understandable really when he knows no matter how well he plays he will be replaced by a favourite, albeit an inferior player. I think he should leave at the end of the season to get regular football and show how good he is.