Arsenal Injury Blow As Trio Could Miss Start Of Season

By on August 13, 2013

Arsenal could be without the services of Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Yaya Sanogo for this weekends Premier League season opener against Aston Villa.

Walcott limped out of England training on Monday with a knock and was unable to complete the session making him a doubt not only to face Scotland on Wednesday but also for our clash with Villa at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

England boss Roy Hodgson was optimistic about Theo’s injury and felt he still had a chance of playing this week, but I hope he doesn’t take an unnecessary risks by playing him against the Tartan Army. Losing Walcott against Villa would be a huge blow as he’s been in excellent form this pre-season so fingers crossed it’s nothing serious.

Arguably our best player during pre-season has been Aaron Ramsey but unfortunately he too has picked up an injury and has been sent home from his duty with Wales. It’s thought Rambo picked up an ankle injury against Man City on Saturday and aggravated the problem during training on Monday so was immediately sent back to Arsenal to be assessed.

It would be a real shame if Ramsey was sidelined before the season had even begun. He’s been superb in pre-season and fully deserved to start against the Villains so let’s hope it was just a precautionary measure to pull him from the Wales squad.

And finally, our ‘big’ summer signing Yaya Sanogo is set to miss the start of the season with a hamstring injury. The Frenchman didn’t make the trip to Finland to face City at the weekend because of the problem and he’s since pulled out of France’s Under-21 squad.

The injury is being assessed but hamstring’s are usually a minimum of three weeks so he’s unlikely to face Villa if he has in fact damaged his muscle. It will be a nightmare start to his Gunners career for the youngster, who has seen his career so far plagued by a series of injuries.

So with the season about to kick off the injuries are slowly starting to pile up and the Arsenal squad is looking paper thin. We’re a couple of serious injuries away from disaster so the sooner the club get their fingers out and bring in some fresh blood, the better.


  1. arsenal-steve

    August 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I remember, last month, looking at the Arsenal.com website and seeing the most bizarre first team squad listing. Park, Chamakh, Bendtner, Frimpong, Myaichi, Diabi all gracing the first team squad. In realty our squad was thinner than a layer of prime caviar on toast. The most diluted squad around. Scary. As of this moment we have ‘injuries’. Didn’t Wenger include these normalities in his season. We still have not signed the 3 or 4 players needed to have a Premiership or Champions League challenge. Surely Wenger saw this coming. It can only be called irresponsiblity and negligence. In any business you would discuss these probabilities at both managerial and board levels. It seems impossible that no account was taken of the thin squad. Either we have a real business setup or a Mickey Mouse setup. If it is that Wenger is allowed to just go along with his instincts, and not have a foolproof method to make sure we have the right amount of personnel, then the club is negligent. This is a multi million pound business and to fail in your main product through lack of personnel shows they are not running the company correctly. Kroenke must be a toal idiot not to protect his investment asnd allow them to have a deficit in playing personnel. At that level I don’t know if they are running their company and breaking some company law. I cannot believe that a business so solid and grounded would not have enough personnel to market their main product ie playing a season in the Premiership and Champions League. Mind boggling.

  2. Edward Osuntokun

    August 13, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Wishing the trio a speedy recovery and Arsene signs an out and out brazilian striker with Louis Gustavo and a central defender.

    • onliner_

      August 14, 2013 at 9:55 am


  3. iwasthere

    August 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Sanogo is a freebie; we only signed him ‘cos Diaby was feeling lonely in the sick room.

    • Mick

      August 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      Don’t be such a pratt.

  4. walley

    August 13, 2013 at 11:48 am

    We will soon assassinate all of the member of arsenal fans including mr wenger…..unless will win premiership and champions league

  5. walley

    August 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Not fans,I mean the board and the old fool call chairman and rest

    • Mick

      August 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Walley by name and walley by nature.

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