The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke about a possible injury caused by too many played games by young hotshot Jack Wilshere that we actually thought at a certain point that Wilshere will grow old on the bench.
Wenger was so convinced that Wilshere needs to be taken easy and not forced to play too much, that he was saying that every two weeks or so, so why did the young Gun get that injury Wenger seemed to be so careful about?
The fact is that Wenger’s injury problems with Fabregas and Diaby forced him to play Wilshere a bit more than he would have liked to, and ultimately his fears became reality when Wilshere got a stress fracture which caused another one and ended up keeping the young midfielder away from the pitch for a whole season.
So it’s basically Wenger’s fault, because even though he got used to having important players injured and sometimes having to figure out a completely different team layout due to the massive injuries, he doesn’t seem to learn from these things. He even accused that Arsenal players are being targeted and injured intentionally, so why doesn’t he simply bring in as many quality players as it takes to have top backups?
Sure, situations when 4 out of 4 full-backs get injured during the same period of time can’t be predicted nor avoided, but we’re talking about situations when one or two midfielders’ injuries cause a complete meltdown. And Wenger’s been lucky enough for Robin not to get injured this season, or else he would have paid a great price for the horrible summer transfer window.