You could not make it up! How often have we moaned about the Arsenal injury problems and how they have held back our chances of winning the Premier League once again? And here we go again, because although Arsene Wenger had prepared and planned to face Leicester City today with the extra pace of Gabriel to cope with Jamie Vardy, he has had to revert back to Per Mertesacker after the Brazilian was ruled out with a hamstring problem.
We can only wait and hope that this latest injury blow does not hurt us too badly but I have got a bd feeling about it. The Gunners have already had to do without key players like Wilshere, Welbeck, Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Coquelin for large parts of the season and that would damage any team’s chances.
The same thing happened a few years ago when Arsenal were flying high at the top of the table come the new year but then lost key men like Ramsey, Walcott and Ozil and ended up fighting for fourth spot. And do you remember2008, when we looked all set to become champions until that horrendous tackle smashed the leg of Eduardo?
Will this Gabriel problem be the last straw for Arsenal and see yet another title challenge ruined by bad injury luck?