I don’t know about you, but as an Arsenal fan I always feel as if the club are on the precipice of an injury-fueled disaster.
No matter how fit we seem or how few injuries we have, I always know we’re on the brink of the opposite. Sure enough, when we played Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup we lost two of our most valuable players, Theo and the Ox, in lightning quick succession.
Shortly after, we lost Kos briefly and now Bellerin, and we’ve suffered. Particularly from the loss of our pacier players.
Speaking after our lethargic, lucky draw against Spurs on Sunday, the boss revealed his concern about our current injury problem.
“There are so many factors that influence injuries,” he said.
“It is a very sensitive subject that we try to sort it out.”
He added, “I hope we don’t lose more players and get more back. We should get players back.”
Wenger isn’t the only person who is praying we don’t get any more injuries. With players out, we’re overusing others and it’s not looking good. Hopefully we can bring those who are sidelined back as quickly as possible before anyone else gets struck down in the prime of life.