It was looking like this international break had come at a great time for Arsenal and that we would be in a much better position at the end of it, with some key players like Theo Walcott, Mikel Arteta and Serge Gnabry due to be available and Aaron Ramsey much closer.

And with the fact that Arsene Wenger and his coaching staff would finally have some time on the training ground to work with the rest of the squad, I was feeling pretty positive about the two week round of international games. But what a difference a day makes.

The news that Mesut Ozil turned up to the Germany national team with pain in his knee and that a scan has apparently revealed that the midfield playmaker could miss the next three months has completely changed the mood at the club. Now it feels as though we are one more injury away from a proper crisis. And with the likes of Danny Welbeck, Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere all likely to be in action, Wenger will just be praying that they all come back safe and sound.

Last season was bad enough for Arsenal with all the injuries, but rather than getting better, it actually seems to be getting worse and we just do not have the strength in depth in our squad, like Chelsea or Man City, to cope with it. So we are left hoping and praying for no more bad luck, please….

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