Much, indeed too much, has been written about Arsenal’s persistent injury situation. Despite the millions spent by the club in building a state of the art medical facility we still seem to be unable to keep enough players sufficiently fit to make a sustained challenge for major honours.
As a consequence of the injury list each transfer window becomes almost a crisis, a scramble to sign players to fill the gaps in the ranks left by the sick, the lame and the lazy,well perhaps not the latter.
The current window is no exception, Arteta and Debuchy are both out for three months, so that probably means they are unlikely to be match fit before the end of the season. Wilshere is not yet back in training, Ramsey, Walcott and Gibbs are not match fit nor is Welbeck, While Gnabry and Diaby have just about fallen off the radar and Koscielny remains at risk of a breakdown.
Arsène Wenger is working day and night to bring in the replacements needed, he has a list of positions to fill and a list of targets to fill them and, for once, the dosh to make it happen.
His priorities are acknowledged to be a holding-midfielder and a centre-back, ideally one who can cover at left-back if necessary.
Given the state of health of the squad and the almost rotational nature of the injuries perhaps he should alter his priorities and give up on signing players in favour of the recruitment of an exorcist.
Written by Norfolk Gooner