Hooray!! Not only did Arsenal beat Spurs for the 3rd time in a season, they didn’t pick up any more injuries for a change. Arsenal should be used to being on the end of bad news when it comes to injuries because for some many years now we have suffered injury crises for what seemed to be nothing apart from a lack of luck. Nobody can quite put their finger on it why Arsenal get the most injuries, and lengthy time periods of unsustainable injuries too for that matter. But of course there must be an underlying problem and one that Wenger seems keen on addressing soon.
Arsene Wenger told a report for Sky Sports, “I am concerned that this happens. If you look at our overall injury list going into such a decisive part of the season, we have no Wilshere, Ozil, Ramsey and we went to Bayern without Gibbs and Monreal. It’s very difficult to find an obvious reason why.”
Wenger also added a statement on Aaron Ramsey who of course after experiencing such fine form is still out of action, despite his original injury return day only expected to be a few weeks maximum, stating, “That’s our worry at the moment; Ramsey is taking longer than expected. We have to be very cautious with him. When will he be back? I believe it’s two more weeks now.”
Wenger may say two more weeks on Rambo’s injury but the fact of the matter is he has been out since his birthday on Boxing Day, a good two and a half months ago. Arsenal have managed to sustain their midfield without him so far but with recent injuries to Wilshere and Ozil, the concerns over player injuries and their lengthy return dates seem to be the main focal point in the soul of our problem. Hopefully Ramsey, Wilshere and Ozil will not be too long in making their recovery and returning to the pitch, whilst of course we know that Walcott will be away from the Gunners until next season at least. All we can do now is try our hardest to prevent a repeat happening from the past couple of years where an injury crisis can be blamed to a large extent for our season downfall.