Not only is a 3 week lay-off mid-season inordinately dull, it is also costly to the Arsenal squad.
Both Wilshire and Koscielny have been withdrawn from their respective squads for games this weekend.
Fortunately both injuries appear to be wear and tear and not something as devastating as JW’s ankle knack when playing another meaningless game for England.
How does this help the club which pays their wages?
There isn’t an answer. If I were a player my ambition would always be to represent my country and friendlies, as crap as they are, are still a cap.
Let us hope nothing untoward happens to our Internationals before we play Stoke at home
written by Big Raddy