At times this season, and pretty crucial times as well, Arsene Wenger has been left with almost no options for the centre of the Arsenal midfield, Cazorla is out for the season after playing a big role in our good early form and there have also been injury problems for Coquelin, Ramsey and Elneny, while the summer signing Granit Xhaka has missed a fair few games himself for disciplinary reasons.
Some people might try to say that a club with a squad as big as Arsenal have should be able to cope or that every side has it’s own problems to deal with but I would point to the relatively injury free seasons that last season’s Premier League champions Leicester City were blessed with and the fact that the runaway leaders this time have also had almost no injury issues to cope with.
So I make no apologies for being glad to see the Daily Mail reporting that our next opponents Liverpool, who are one of the five big sides embroiled in the fight for the final three Champions League places, have been hit with their own injury problems in central midfield.
Their captain Jordan Henderson did not travel to Leicester and is also a big doubt to be fit for our trip to Anfield at the weekend. With the paper also reporting that the Arsenal star Mohamed Elneny has stepped up his own recovery and should be back soon, will these two separate injury issues help Arsenal to stay ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s team and claim another top four finish.
Which two clubs do you think will miss out?