If Arsenal must win the League, Arsene Wenger and his medical team must ensure that the players are injury-free.
Part of the curse of the international break for some players is that they sustain injuries but we hope this does not become the story of Arsenal. The international break is now in full swing, fingers crossed in hopes that all our players away on duty for their countries return to London in one piece.
Spanish newspaper Marca report on Friday that Arsenal may have an injury to be at least a little worried about. Hector Bellerin has been away with Spain’s U21 side, and playing against San Marino (which somehow makes it all the more annoying) he received a ‘nasty tackle’ to his right ankle.
The player has been sent to do a scan so they can ascertain the extent of the damage to his right ankle, reports Marca. We hope it is not as bad as will keep him away from our games.
Bellerin was left out of training yesterday but the report claims it was only a precaution. It doesn’t sound ultra serious, there’s no talk of a possible long lay-off, but it’ll be a worry nonetheless.
The importance of Bellerin to our team cannot be overly emphasized. we remember his blistering speed that shock Pedro against Chelsea.
There is currently no back up for the player as Jenkinson is yet to be fully fit while Debuchy may well be preparing to exit Arsenal in January.