Embarrassing! Arsenal Seek Help From Barcelona To Diagnose Injury

By on January 31, 2015

Arsenal were forced to seek help from Barcelona doctors to treat and diagnose David Ospina’s recent thigh injury as our medical staff couldn’t find the problem.

Ospina joined the club from Nice in the summer but spent much of his early days on the sidelines with a niggling thigh injury that he suffered at the World Cup.

The injury was only initially thought to be relatively minor but the goalkeeper ended up spending over three months out, and now it’s come to light why….

According to reports, Arsenal’s medical staff were unable to find the root of the injury so we were forced to accept help from Barcelona’s club doctor, Dr. Pruna.

He immediately diagnosed the problem and helped bring Ospina back to full fitness, with the Colombian recently replacing Szczesny as our No.1.

If this is true, then it’s embarrassing to say the least. Fans are already suspicious that the medical staff are incompetent given our horrendous record with injuries over the past five years, so unfortunately this story is totally believable.

If we haven’t got doctors at the club who can diagnose simple injuries properly then what hope have we got of keeping a healthy squad together?

Here’s a photo of Ospina with the Barca doctor, one of the Arsenal medical staff and the Colombian international team doctor.



  1. NB

    January 31, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    And we have a blogger’s word for it that it was a “simple injury”

    • mac14

      January 31, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      It was simple enough for the Barca doctor to diagnose in half hour!

  2. Harry Barracuda

    January 31, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    “If this is true, then it’s embarrassing to say the least.”

    Well it isn’t and you should be embarrassed for posting it you turd.

  3. jordan gooner

    January 31, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Thats complete rubbish, the meeting with Barcelona was to do with other business. Arsenal have many cooperation agreements with Barcelona which have been operating for years. Don’t always assume the worst. Whilst Arsenal have had a terrible injury record, its nothing to do with the medical staff, ‘ Don’t shoot the messenger’

  4. francis chrisjade opus

    January 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    It’s very true. I agree with this report. It insinuates diaby to be taken there too. If i wudd ask those refuting, why didn’t u put ur defence in early? U wait to b tickled? Style up!!!

  5. FOrny

    January 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    David Ospina travelled to Spain with our club doctor for a second opinion after we diagnosed him with a thigh strain that would result in him being out for 12 weeks,’ the club confirmed.

    ‘This is standard practice and our diagnosis was confirmed by the Spanish medical team. He was back playing exactly on the 12 week schedule.’

  6. eduardo

    January 31, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    that member of medical team pictured with him is in fact our club doctor Gary O’Driscoll.

    By the way anyone who thinks Arsenal don’t send our injured players to specialists for both diagnosis and treatment of injuries really don’t have a clue. We send players, just as top clubs all over the world do, to specialists all over the world. You have to realize that no club possesses a doctor who is a top man on all injuries, for example even the best knee specialists know very little about other injuries etc, we send players to Harley Street doctors on regular basis, after Debuchy dislocated his shoulder recently it was diagnosed by our Doctors, but he was then sent to a top shoulder specialist for more assessment,

    Its a bit pathetic for this blog to try and create controversy with this non story when its clear the writer knows little of the way things work with regards to diagnosis and treatment of injured players, and what is best practice. A clear case of whinging over nothing to try and attain hits for the blog.

  7. KiwiGooner

    January 31, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    What a ridiculous article, no true Arsenal fan would write such crap. You should be highly embarrassed

  8. Ross

    February 1, 2015 at 2:05 am

    It’s not true. Besides that you should be ashamed. Call yourself an Arsenal fan? Remove this article if you have any integrity.

  9. Weedz

    February 1, 2015 at 4:59 am

    You failed to mention that the Columbian FA medical team also failed in their diagnosis.

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