Premier League Injury League from Daily Cannon

Injury League began in the 2010/11 season as a practical assessment of Arsenal’s weekly injury rate compared to other teams in the Barclay’s Premier League.

With drastic changes to the training regimen, as well as a new regime, we at Daily Cannon felt fairly confident it was unnecessary to continue with the Injury League table from the start of the 2018/19 Season.

We were wrong. Very, very wrong.

For the 2020/21 season, it is back and we also have a weighted version as having seven players out against Fulham is not the same as having seven out against Liverpool.

It is far from a perfect system, as always it’s meant to act as a guide, not a definitive answer.

For the basic table, it’s simple. Details are taken at the same time every week from PremierInjuries.com about how many players are out injured for each side. One player equals one point.

For the weighted table, it is adjusted as such:

  • Promoted/16 down – 1 point per injured player v this side
  • 6th-15th – 2 points per injured player v this side
  • 1st-5th – 3 points per injured player v this side

If you wish, you can view Arsenal’s current injuries and estimated return dates here. You can also view the Injury League Archives here.

TABLE COMING SOON

Luigi Gaspar with Arsenal (Photo via Gaspar on Instagram)

Edu’s son ‘ready’ for action with Arsenal after injury

Luigi Gaspar is seemingly back fit and ready to start playing for the Arsenal academy again, after an injury that saw him miss the first of the season.
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage in London on September 12, 2020. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

2 positive Arsenal injury updates

Arsenal provided updates on Dani Ceballos and Pablo Mari ahead of their weekend clash with Southampton, and it looks like good news.

Hamstring tear: More bad news on Arsenal 19yos injury

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Moore has unfortunately confirmed the bad news that Tyreece John-Jules has a hamstring tear.

3rd Arsenal player picks up same injury

Dani Ceballos missed Arsenal's 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday with a calf injury, the third Arsenal player to suffer one this month.

Positive Arsenal injury updates on 2 key stars

Gabriel Martinelli and possibly Kieran Tierney will be available for Arsenal's match against Newcastle United on Monday night.

2 more Arsenal loanees struck down with worrying injuries

The injury blows just keep coming for Arsenal loanees right now, with James Olayinka and Tyreece John-Jules set for potential spells on the sidelines.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 09, 2021 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Kieran Tierney injury update: When will he be fit?

Kieran Tierney has avoided a serious injury, despite requiring a scan on a calf strain ahead of Thursday's game against Crystal Palace.
Gabriel Magalhaes in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Major Martinelli boost for Arsenal ahead of Crystal Palace

Gabriel Magalhaes has been passed fit to face Crystal Palace on Thursday, and there's good news on Gabriel Martinelli as well.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal congratulates Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal following their sides victory in the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 09, 2021 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta ‘gutted’ over Martinelli injury

Gabriel Martinelli picked up what seems to be a serious ankle injury in the warm up ahead of Arsenal's 2-0 win over Newcastle United.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 09, 2021 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli: I cried a lot

Gabriel Martinelli has revealed that the pain of his knee injury was so bad that he was in tears.
Thomas Partey in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Arteta gives update on Thomas Partey pre-Crystal Palace clash

Mikel Arteta has given a positive update on Thomas Partey's fitness status ahead of Arsenal's clash with Crystal Palace on Thursday.
Thomas Partey in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Arsenal provide updates on Gabriel and Partey ahead of Newcastle clash

Arsenal have provided updates on Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey ahead of their FA Cup clash against Newcastle United on Saturday.
Arsenal's Thomas Partey during the UEFA Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: 5th November 2020. Photo: David Klein / Sportimage

Return date set for Thomas Partey’s on-field comeback

Thomas Partey is back in training with Arsenal again, though the club are being understandably cautious with him this time around.
BARNET, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Zak Swanson of Arsenal looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Barnet and Arsenal at The Hive on July 24, 2019 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

Arsenal 20-year-old has surgery ahead of ‘long’ road to recovery

Zak Swanson underwent surgery on a seemingly serious injury on Wednesday, posting that there's a long road to recovery ahead of him.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Reiss Nelson of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Where is Reiss Nelson?

Reiss Nelson picked up what was described a 'minor' injury following a clash of heads in training but that was 19 days ago, so where is he?
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

When will Gabriel return for Arsenal?

Gabriel Magalhaes has tested positive for Covid-19 and will now remain in isolation.
Arsenal's Thomas Partey during the UEFA Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: 5th November 2020. Photo: David Klein / Sportimage

Arteta provides updates on Gabriel, Luiz, Willian & Partey

Mikel Arteta provided updates on Gabriel Magalhaes, David Luiz, Willian, and Thomas Partey after Arsenal's win over Chelsea on Saturday.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel celebrates scoring the equalising goal to make it 1-1 during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Why Gabriel was missing from Arsenal squad vs Chelsea

Arsenal's squad for the game against Chelsea has just been announced and there was much consternation when Gabriel was not included
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal is helped off as he replaced due to injury during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli injury update: Martinelli & Arteta provide details

Gabriel Martinelli started for Arsenal against Manchester City but the forward had to be taken off with what seemed to be an ankle problem.
Chelsea's English head coach Frank Lampard (R) looks on as Chelsea's English defender Ben Chilwell (C) is replaced by Chelsea's Brazilian-Italian defender Emerson Palmieri (L) after picking up an injury during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on December 21, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Goalscoring and assisting Chelsea defender a major doubt for Arsenal game

Arsenal could get a little boost when they play Chelsea on Boxing Day with Ben Chilwell possibly ruled out through injury.