More injury worry for Wenger
Rosicky, Traore, Eboue and Gallas pick up knocks in Stoke win
omg injuries! DNW!
Arsene Wenger was left counting the cost of his Arsenal side's 2-0 win over
Rory Delap FCStoke with injuries to more members of his squad.
Tomas Rosicky, Armand Traore and Emmanuel Eboue all limped out of the game while William Gallas was left hobbling late on with what appeared to be a hamstring problem.
Add to that the absence of Eduardo who pulled out of the Potters match late on with a pulled muscle and Wenger is left facing more injury problems ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League game with Olympiakos.
The Gunners boss admitted after the Stoke game he was hoping for good news when the casualties from the match are assessed on Sunday.
"Hopefully we will have good news tomorrow," Wenger said. "Eboue and Eduardo have muscle problems. It is too early to say whether (Eduardo) will be back next week."
However, the Gunners boss expects better news from other members of his wounded squad.
"Theo Walcott should be back and available for Wednesday along with (Abou) Diaby while (Alexandre) Song will return after suspension so we should have two or three players back."
So the injury list is getting longer and the news just keep popping out like cold drinks out of a vending machine. And while Arsenal FC are having striker crisis (they only have ONE fit striker, sexican Carlitos Vela), Manchester United FC are having problems at the back four. They finished yesterday's match with Gary Neville and Wes Brown limping out of the match; and a makeshift back four consists of of Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra and Ryan Giggs. [sauce]
And I knew Everton FC have thin, nay, anexorialy-sized thin squad atm. And don't let me start on Liverpool FC. Nando's injury is equivalent to half of the Lpool's total injuries.
So what about other clubs? What about your club? Wanna fills in who has been out injured (or worse, elope with the treatment table) in your club? Wanna compare who has the longest injury list?
It'll be umm (not) good to know other clubs are rocking the injury news too - so the very next time someone moaning about "OMG my team is so fucked up, there are too many injuries! WOES" we can keep in mind that other clubs have the same crisis too. (or at least in my case, I knew that my teams are not the only ones that fucked up)
SO LET'S TALK ABOUT INJURIES (and weep together)
ETA : thanks to serpent_849, here's a nice site for injuries comparison. With Arse's new additional injuries, looks like Arsenal & Everton are joint-