Arsenal injury worries have continued to worsen with more players getting ruled out due injury.
The Arsenal squad seems to be overflowing its bounds to the stream of our transfer targets, with Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan set to be sidelined for six weeks.
The 25-years old Borrusia Dortmund star who has been on Wenger’s radar limped off midway into last weekend’s defeat to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.
Confirmation was made by Dortmund officials that the player had to go off with a hamstring injury, which will require a healing period of six weeks.
This comes as a blow to Arsenal as he would not be fit enough to be properly assessed before the window shuts down this winter.
Arsenal’s midfield has required crutches with injuries to several stars. Like Mkhitaryan.
Ramsey had been ruled out with a hamstring injury which will also keep him out of action till 2015, and the list accommodates the personalities of Mikel Arteta, long-term absentee, Jack Wilshere and the soon to return Mesut Ozil.
With barely two weeks before the transfer window for the winter opens, monitoring has even become more intense on targets, especially fitness and health conditions as players will be swapping clubs midway into the season.
Wenger wouldn’t want to go the route of signing injured players again, especially how it turned out with Kim Kallstrom last winter, and the early signs from David Ospina.
Mkhitaryan would have been a wonderful option to add to the Gunners’ attack as his pace down the aisle has caused problems for opposition defenders. The first leg between Arsenal and Dortmund had been all about him in the first half, and he would have easily scored a hat-trick if not for Szczesny’s alertness and a bit of wastefulness on his part.
He had come in for a bit of stick from fans for his lack of finishing, though the Dortmund boss has continue to back him.
Wenger needs to look elsewhere this winter in order to strengthen his team, We are yet to see our dream XI play this season due to injury.
Everyday it looks impossible with we having to see a player suffer from injury in almost every match we play.