Injuries have long been a factor in Arsenal’s inability to mount a serious title challenge.
It is difficult to remember the last season in which Arsenal have succeeded in keeping all their key men injury-free. The club have attempted to rectify the situation with alternative training methods, the introduction of new coaches, the renovation of the training pitch and the adaption of player’s diets and off-season routines.
However, Arsenal still continually fall foul of lady luck. The club affirm there is no underlying issue with the players they recruit nor the methods they practice. Yet can Arsenal’s injury record really be simply a case of bad luck?
Arsenal fans are accustomed to seeing their finest players rehomed in the treatment room but there are some players who seem unluckier than others: