Here’s my theory,
Some may think its the medical staff, some think its the diet, but for me there is something else, another possible reason as to why we suffer long-term injuries, especially when they occur after a player has just come back from a little injury….
Hope that makes sense!!
Take these three players who have been injured –
Straight away its easy to spot a common theme, all three have been rumoured to be leaving us in the summer haven’t they?
The same three have been injured but then risked in an early come back, only to hobble off again and end up out for months!!
I know it’s only three, but compare them to Song, Walcott and Nikki B, all who have themselves been injured but have they ever been brought back after injury by Wenger, too soon to then suffer ‘a setback’?
I’m not suggesting I’m right, but it may just be that when Wenger gets whiff of a player leaving, he takes risks and plays them knowing if they end up crocked long-term, it won’t be his problem. Going on from that, maybe that is also the reason that many Arsenal players don’t go on and such ‘great’ careers elsewhere, in fact some have retired not long after leaving us.
Anyway, it’s just a thought!!
Yesterday was a great day for the under 18’s as they retained the Premier Academy League beating Nottingham Forrest 5-3 at The Emirates. Benick Afobe was the hero after scoring a hat-trick, Luke Freeman scored the other two.
No doubt we could see one or two of the Academy players play in the Carling Cup competition next season.
Ivan Gazidis has said that we are now debt free on Highbury Square, this time last year there 120M of debt there, so that’s where the money has gone 😉
Also, Queensland Road on the south side of the Stadium, the affordable housing part of that development has been sold to a developer so we are entirely debt-free on the property side. Ivan said that this means the sales on the remaining property developments that we have in and around the south side of the stadium will be pure profit to the Club that will come into the group and be available for use!!
He also spoke about The Emirates –
“This summer we are moving into phase two of that. That will take that Arsenal feel to the upper tier and to also to Club Level, which we will be redeveloping as well. “We will be changing the current quadrant system and will be bringing something more meaningful, renaming the stands so that there is a sense of belonging in the stadium.
“We will be bringing a clock back into the inside of the stadium. Those changes are already in motion now and those developments have already started being implemented.”
So that should mean we can now spend money – shouldn’t it?
I’ve given up trying to be positive publicly, I’m just going to sit back and watch the goings on in the transfer window quietly! 😉
Finally – yesterday Fabio Capello confirmed Theo Walcott will be on the plane to South Africa in June, on the same day Samir Nasri was left out of the squad for France…
Strange one that…….
Have a good day all and good luck to Fulham tonight…..