There is an undertone that Arsenal’s injury woes is self-inflicted as Wenger does not manage the fitment of his players properly, according to a journalist.
Over the past decade, Arsenal have been dealt injury blows to several stars which have often helped derail the team’s hopes of winning the Premier League.
Most of the injuries mostly occur at this time of the year – Santi Cazorla and Hector Bellerin are sorely missed and the trend seem to be continuing.
However, British journalist Jeremy Wilson has suggested that Arsenal’s usual injury problems are really down to Wenger’s inability to rotate players more than anything else.
According to the Sunday Supplement panellist on Sky Sports, Alexis Sanchez is another player who could soon be sidelined – as he was for several weeks last term – if the Arsenal manager fails to change his ways.
“This hamstring injury wasn’t that serious but he did have a small tear about 10 days before the game. It was obviously a very small injury.” Wilson Skysports on Sunday
“With his schedule, I think he has played more than 50 games in each of the last three seasons and it’s utterly relentless with the travel as well.
“Wenger, as much as he was warning about Chile playing him, the issue is with him. He’s the one who plays Sanchez all the time. He’s the one who never drops him.
“He’s the one who starts him against Manchester United after the schedule he’s had. What’s got to win for Wenger is what’s best for Sanchez and Arsenal in the longer term.”