How do Arsenal solve our persistent injury problems? by Lagos Gooner
Ever since I started watching Arsenal, I have not known a season where we don’t suffer multiple injury problems; and this has always derailed or destroyed our season every time. I have always wished for an injury-free season but from the look of things, our injury problems don’t seem to ever end.
We began the season with a few of our players being injured; as time passed, the players started recovering from injuries but as fate would have it, we have had one or more players getting injured almost every other week. This has played a part in the bad season we have had so far. When are we going to be free from so many injuries at Arsenal?
Our game against West Ham on Monday ended in victory for us but not without our star full backs, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin picking up injury problems. Hector Bellerin according to our coach while speaking after the game against West Ham, as reported by www.arsenal.com, picked up his own injury during the warm up prior to the match. Kieran Tierney according to Ljungberg, picked up his own injury during the match, an injury that would keep him out of the game for a long period of time.
Now, this is not good news at all and this is the type of news that gets a lot of people scared of how our season will pan out, with so many injuries to our star players. When the players keep picking up injuries, it destabilizes the team and doesn’t allow the coach to choose the players he wants, rather it forces him to re-plan his tactics, team selection and playing personell for games. Every coach wants to always have the full complement of his team to choose from; a privilege we have not enjoyed at Arsenal for a long time.
While Bellerin may be fortunate to play again soon, Tierney may be out for such a long period of time, leaving Kolasinac as the only senior left back we can currently call on to play. What if he gets injured? How do we solve this? What is really happening at Arsenal? What do we do to solve our constant injury problems?