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Can Arsenal Injuries Be Considered 'News' Anymore?

The news filtering through that Samir Nasri will be out for a month will come as no great surprise to anyone, because let's face it, none of our players can stay injury free for 6 months let alone an entire season.

For five years plus now the injury problems have just gotten worse and worse and worse with no signs of them letting up.

The news that Samir Nasri will be out for a month after undergoing minor surgery on a knee problem after the Liverpool game now has me convinced that it should be no longer considered news worthy for an Arsenal player to be reported injured, indeed it's highly surprising if we get through a week without at least one of our key players getting injured.

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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 18 2010

Time: 1:58PM

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I've just realised why Arsene Wenger is so against these new rule changes. Because we're not going to have enough fit players to even fill a start 11 :(
In other news, the sun rose today...........
Little Dutch
It's news if your medical team spot it.
Clive 49
If you look at the games that he is going to miss, it's not a bad time for him to be unavailable. Yes it leaves us short, but surely we can cope with the personnel that we have. It gives him plenty of time to recover and get fit for our first real ' test ' on October 3rd at Chelsea.
Cockney Rich
It's only news because it's an Arsenal injury. How's Modric doing Clive? Have the Spuds medical department spotted what's wrong with Woodgate yet? Hows the 17m crock Bentley shaping up? :)
CR - Surely by now you must realise that "1 month" is Arsenal speak for "2 years, 7 months, 3 weeks and a day"
The news is that RvP and Rosicky aren't injured! At present.
Lol Rocky !!! This injury might wake Cesc up and realise that he is needed on saturday. Surely 5 weeks is long enough to recover from 87 minutes of football over the course of a month ??
Cockney Rich
Sorry Amos, I just can't believe what you're saying is true. It would be more plausible to suggest that Spurs weren't the laughing stock of Europe.
Ha ha. I'm sure quite a few gooners were getting excited for a while there last night.
Clive 49
Still am Clive. Despite you having the slight upper hand, the reality is that you still got spanked by a CL minnow. It will be good fun trying to watch you deal with some proper CL teams ;)
No. I promise it's true. It's a quarter past three on Wednesday the 18th and we have something less than 72 hours to kick-off and so far neither Rosicky or RvP are injured - as yet.
At least you have an excuse for not winning anything again this season haha, up the chels ;)
Drog of War
We have the most rotten luck with injuries. Its not fair I tells ya, not fair at all.
Yes Rocky7, watching Spurs IS exciting. Most of my family and friends support the Arse, but I saw the light early. It is not too late for you to switch from the dark side.
Clive 49
It's funny because one of my biggest praises for Nasri last was that he kept relatively injury (since his return from injury). Which is an extremely long time for our players. Although this has put a damper on my day, I'm relieved that if we are to have injuries anywhere it better be midfield first, then attack, then defense.
when was the last time we saw our first XI on the pitch?
Gutted for the guy who's been playing so well since pre-season. But yawn, still.
Not sure Jaelle, maybe a France vs Ivory Coast match
Jimmy the Saint
We have an office sweepstake on next Gooner to be injured. I got Diaby, yay.....
Unfortunately I'm with rocky 7 on this one. "One month" is likely to be 1 November. The only consolation is that it is an attacking midfielder and we have plenty of those.
i'd like to see the evidence that Arsenal have had more injuries than other teams. They've certainly suffered more horrific injuries than anyone else, but where is the data that shows Arsenal have, in real terms, had more injuries? If that data can be sourced i would acknowledge it as a talking point. If not, then it's really just another red herring or excuse to moan.
Tony Rocky Horror
Why should anyone here need to give a feck whether you acknowledge it as a talking point or not TRH? Anyone really interested can check (for the most part) over on the physioroom website but you'd need to do plenty of work to pull all the numbers together for recent seasons. We have had a far higher than average number of injuries last season and a higher number of serious impact injuries which put us among the highest number of player days lost in the PL. The season before was also pretty poor and higher than average but beyond the last 2 seasons our player days lost have been average. Rational background can be found here
perhaps we should also be making signings in our physio department I remember reading about ljunberg finding out about a small crack in his pelvis bone that has been causing him injuries for years... not sure if that occurred when at arsenal but its interesting to see that this was cause for his hamstring problems...bizzare
The club appointed a new Doctor last year and a new Physio the year before. Various additions have been made to the physio team since.
********* BREAKING NEWS ********* Frimpong ruptured his arterial cruciate ligament in training yesterday. It is believed that the injury will keep him out for 8-12 months. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Cockney Rich
It's the Arsenal diet. It's so obvious anyone but an Arsenal fan could see it. No protein and low calcium absorption = good stamina + weak bones and muscles.
Arsenales F.C
Is the Arsenal diet significantly different from anyone else's? If it were really that obvious then it would've been remedied by now. In any event there are far more rational explanations as Colin Lewin explains in the link above and Gazidis attempted to explain to the AST at the end of last season.
Damn you guys have the worst luck when it comes to injuries & whats disappointing is they're all still young.Better wrap wilshere in cotton.
Hey arsenal f.c. do you have more information on the arsenal diet? where did you get that info from that would be an interesting read
There's no such thing as an Arsenal diet. It's a normal sports nutritional diet - pretty much the same as any other top professional club would use now.

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