Wenger to investigate Arsenal injury crisis
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that he will look to find out the reason why a number of his key players have been struck down by injury this season, reports Goal.com.
The Premier League title hopefuls currently have midfielder Abou Diaby and winger Theo Walcott out until the end of the season, while Aaron Ramsey, Nacho Monreal, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil are also sidelined for several weeks. Many other members of the Arsenal squad have also suffered from injuries over the course of the season.
The Gunners will now be missing several key players for an important run of Premier League games against Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City, and Wenger, speaking on Friday, has vowed to investigate what has caused the injury crisis at the Emirates Stadium.
He said: "I am concerned that this happens. If you look at our overall injury list going into such a decisive part of the season, we have not Wilshere, not Walcott, not Özil, not Ramsey and we went to Bayern without [Kieran] Gibbs and [Nacho] Monreal.
"We are analysing very deeply why it happened and to see if there is a link between all these injuries. It's very difficult to find any obvious reason why. For example, a player like Özil –he was rested against Stoke, then he goes to Germany and he trains different, sometimes on a different ground with different sessions.
"He played the whole game [for Germany against Chile] and the whole game for us against Everton and he produced on that day, doing more physically than usually and he paid for it the next day. Why? I don't know."
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