Arsene Wenger is playing it as safe as he can with the Arsenal players returning from injury it seems. Hopefully the Frenchman is listening to his medical staff and the new fitness and conditioning expert Shad Forsythe and hopefully this will lead to the current injury problems not being continued throughout the whole season.
It already seems to be getting better and the under 21 game against Blackburn Rovers last night produced a huge boost for Arsenal and our chances of having another successful season. Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry and Abou Diaby all came through their parts in the game unscathed and looking good.
Walcott played the first half and while he will need a bit more time before he can start for the first team, he looked sharp and could be ready to come on as an impact sub against Anderlecht in the Champions League on Wednesday. Gnabry came off around the hour mark after also impressing.
And then there is Mr. injury himself. Diaby played for 67 minutes as he continues his quest to resurrect a career ravaged by more injuries than a whole team normally gets. The French midfielder, according to the match report on Arsenal.com, controlled the game from his central position. He has now played quite a few games for the reserves and Wenger must surely be thinking about bringing Diaby back into first team action soon.
The other player that caught the eye was young Dan Crowley who is really building himself a good reputation for his academy performances and looks set to have a bright future with Arsenal. But how soon will we see the other three back in action for the senior side? Not long I think…