Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is getting increasingly worried about with his team’s current injury woes especially now that Arsenal have to start playing as many as 2 games within 3-4 days. Arsenal currently have several keep players on the injury treatment table with the squad now very paper tin.
Arsenal who are bid to play Olympic Marseille today in the first match of their champions league group F have key players such as Oxlade Chamberblain, Diaby, Mikel Arteta, Podolski and Cazorla out with various degrees of injuries. The injury situation is even more worrisome when you consider the fact that Wenger only has Olivier Giroud as the only senior striker in the squad at the moment.
Giroud himself is carrying a knock but has made the squad going to France and although the French man could do with some rest, he is likely to start for Arsenal today as the only other striker in the team is Chuba Apkom who is regarded a rookie.
“Of course I am concerned because we now play for two months every three or four days.” Wenger said.
“It’s important we get players back. You can’t play the next two months with the squad we have at the moment. We’re a really united squad and everyone works for the team. That’s good, we have a quality squad but I’m a bit scared about the numbers we have in the squad.” The Arsenal manager added.
However, it is important to point out to Wenger that only he himself is to be blamed for the current situation. He had over 3 months in the summer to sign players to brief up the squad after offloading several players but chose to only sign Mesut Ozil.