Arsenal's Physios, Medical and Fitness Coaches—a Huge Question Mark
I didn't want to talk about this in my first article , but I cant help it really, I was surprised that no one brought in this subject before.
For those who dont know, tomorrow is our first game of the season, and yesterday I found out that more players will be missed tomorrow, so let's check it out.
- Djourou wont be avlaible for about a month.
- Fabianski—our 2nd goalkeeper—out for 2 months.
- Walcott, not fit for tomorrow's game, Wenger expects him to be fit in a week, so probably will miss celtic clash too.
- Rosicky out for 2 weeks.
- Nasri is seven weeks away from training
- Diaby probably wont be able to play tomorrow
Ok, so for those who missed counting, at least 2 out of our 1st 11 will be missed tomorrow, and we didnt start the season yet...speechless.
A serious problem in players fitness; Nasri seems cant handle any harsh tackle on his ankles (any tackle and he is out for at least 3 weeks) and Rosicky who has suffered countless setbacks in his rehab for about 18 months now (ok, if he is not 100 % fit to play, then he shouldnt be on the pitch—I prefer missing him for the next 2 weeks to losing him for the next 2 months of the season)
Even lazy-bayore , who last season at White Hart Lane decided suddenly and unexpectedly to play football, ran a sprint and...BAM!—out for 6 weeks—even the only time he showed some desire to play football, he was out for more than a month .
Walcott i think has a problem in his shoulder and had 2 shoulder injuries last season. I am not gonna mention Eduardo as he has his own story.
Some are gonna say that s*** happens and no team can stay with no injuries the whole season—agreed, but with that rate?
Unbelieveable...no team suffered that number of injuries. I remember Chelsea took their share of injuries at the beginning of the season last year, but they were terrific at the end. I dont think that lampard , for example, missed any game last season due to injury.
Another thing: We can't handle physical challenges.
I was amazed couple of weeks ago when Walcott said that arsenal should drop the beautiful football for a while and start to play ugly—he means those physiacal challenges that made us suffer last season against Chelsea FA cup semi-final. Cant help laughing, sorry.
And that's gonna bring on another subject, Arsenal's current height and weight which is totally a disaster. Bottom line, we cant handle physical challenges, at least not like other teams can, and last season's game against Stoke city where we lost 3 important players due to injury is still in my mind.
Last week, when there rumours that Chamakh was joining Arsenal, I laughed and said that the guy really cant take any physical challenges with giant the Man Utd defenders, I am really really sorry to say this, deeply sorry, but Chamkh, honey, dont be sorry, you are not the only one here...join the club.
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