Arsenal FC’s title hopes run the risk of being derailed after the London club has been hit by a severe injury crisis, but manager Arsene Wenger insists their injury problem is no different from ones in clubs across Europe.
Injuries to Santi Cazorla and their attacking talisman Alexis Sanchez add to the already significant injury list that includes top players like Francis Coquelin, Alex-Oxlaide Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky. The mounting injury list has led some to state that there’s something wrong with Arsenal’s medical staff or training techniques, but manager Arsene Wenger denies any thing of the sort.
a I believe that is a debate that I will leave to specialists but with a number like that it is not difficult to compare our injuries across Europe with all the leagues and I dona t think we have more injuries than everybody.” he said, according to . The Mirror.
Surprisingly, Wenger gave the example of chronically injured midfielder Abou Diaby. a I believe you have some players like Abou Diaby who was injured a lot here and has gone to Marseille and still does not play.a
Key Players Sanchez and Cazorla are out
a I dona t know, honestly.” Wenger replied to the question of when Alexis Sanchez, who was injured in the Gunners previous game against Norwich City, would be match fit.
a Alexis is a hamstring but I dona t know how long it will take, it is usually a quick one to recover while Cazorla we dona t know until he sees a specialist. There is no news on that.a
These spate of injuries will definitely harm the chances of Arsenal contending for the Premier League title, something that they looked to be doing up till a few weeks ago and the Gunners fans will be hoping for the quick recovery of so many of their main players.