Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Taylor Gang Gunners, Jul 7, 2015.
Well Arteta has proven to be totally unreliable, hasn't he?
Just like he was last season...what a surprise!
How long is Arteta out for? We could use him at Sheffield next Tuesday in the C1C.
Wish there was a DIS-like button........
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Nah, we just got rid of Diaby...
We're lacking midfield depth.
Knew we needed an extra body in there.
Yep. An injury to any of our remaining midfielders, wide players or forwards puts us in a tough spot.
Midfield depth looks fine to me - we're absolutely stacked there.
RW looks more problematic but even then that's only because Ramsey/Wilshere/Welbeck are all out.
Ever injured Rosicky, Arteta and Wilshere, plus Flamini. That's poor depth, when we need them most they're out. Totally unreliable.
If Cazorla, Özil or Coq gets injured who steps into midfield right now? I can only think of Flamini. If Ox or Sanchez gets injured then who steps in for them right now? I guess Walcott, but that leaves us with a a single striker. That is not stacked!
Theo and Ox out with muscular injuries. So Joel Campbell or Flamini could be seeing time on the right....good times
I reckon Theo will be fine, 1-2 max. Don't think he wanted to risk himself.
Really need both Ox and Theo to be okay as Campbell has shown himself to be a real drop down in quality. DeanLDN22 has shown himself to be fairly reliable on twitter in the past, and he has re-tweeted something that is very worrying. Apparently Welbeck is still experiencing pain in his knee and the club are concerned that his surgery may not of cleared up the issue, and as a result his season could be in doubt.
Cutting off one of my balls #yolo
Guess we now know why he played the way he did tonight.
Oh yeah, once again our squad is too small.
Safe to say that relying on certain players once again is going to cost us. We went into the season with 24 players, we probably need a squad of 30 to cope with out pathetic injuries every season.
We've currently got 16 players to cope with the PL and CL in the next few weeks, and our best youngsters are out on loan or with their International teams.
January seriously can't come any sooner but we'll probably do nothing anyway.
The good run of form definitely clouded the depth issues. I've never understood the concept of injury prone players being relied on as backup.
Arteta seems to get injured for no reason these days.
It will be extremely frustrating if injuries are what causes our title challenge to unravel. Hard to say it's bad luck when it's the same players every season.
The scary thing is look how many are Arsenal players! Didn't know Rooney was injured so many times tbh. Likewise I didn't know Welbeck was so injury prone either.
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