Arsenal played their final pre-season game against Manchester City in Sweden yesterday but the game ended in a sad victory for us in the sense that our only senior defender Gabriel Paulista ended up banjaxed with a terrible injury.
As if the injury to Mertesacker is not enough, Gabriel picked up a nasty injury as he caught his studs in the turf in injury time, and lay stricken for some time until he was stretchered off. He was pictured on crutches with a protective boot but it seems very unlikely that’s he’s going to be fit any time soon.
Wenger gave an update on the injury to the player and said:
“We have not even made a diagnosis in the medical room with our doctors or physios yet. I can’t tell you more. He’s in pain. Let’s hope the pain is not a sign of bad news. The only thing we have to know now is how big the damage is with his ligament. I think he rolled his ankle.”
This has left the defense of Arsenal thread bare and you wonder if this will make Wenger finally land the much-talked about centre-back.
Wenger has never denied the fact that he is looking for a defender and we have seen Mustafi linked fervently with a move to Arsenal but nothing seem to have happened. In all, its a bit of Shambles.
We now go into the Premier league without a centre back and we hope Wenger does the reasonable.