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Arsenal in Big Trouble As Injury Hits Big Players
Arsenal Football Club in trouble after a good season beginning

Arsenal in Big Trouble As Injury Hits Big Players

Arsenal in Big Trouble as Injury Hits Key Players There are strong indications that the superb first half of the season Arsenal Football Club has enjoyed and a genuine hope for it to once again win the English Premier may go up in flames, following a spate of injuries that has hit its key players. Arsenal Football Club in trouble after a good season beginningArsenal Football Club in trouble after a good season beginning On the last count, seven of Arsenal first team players are suffering from one type of injury or the other which means the club will be weakened as the business end of the season takes off tomorrow with the London-based side taking on Cardiff City at the Emirates. Reports reveal that Arsenal are likely to be without Aaron Ramsey. The Welsh midfielder has a thigh problem suffered in the 3-1 win at West Ham United on Boxing Day. Striker Olivier Giroud will definitely miss the Cardiff game because of an ankle problem, while German playmaker, Mesut Ozil is also side-lined, with the club awaiting results of a visit to a shoulder specialist. Full-back Kieran Gibbs is down with a calf strain, and fellow defenders, Nacho Monreal and Thomas Vermaelen have both been hit by illnesses too. That is not all, midfielders Tomas Rosicky (calf) and Jack Wilshere (ankle) were both due to face fitness tests later on Tuesday, as was England forward Theo Walcott, who picked up a shoulder problem in the 1-0 win at Newcastle. Speaking on the latest issue, Arsenal Coach, Arsene Wenger confessed that his side has a lot of troubles. According to him “Ramsey and Ozil are out. Ramsey (for) three weeks and Ozil has seen a specialist last night (Monday), I haven’t got a report yet. “We lost Gibbs at Newcastle with a calf strain. We have as well Monreal and Vermaelen, who are not sure to be ready because they come just back from illness, then we have uncertainty about Rosicky, Wilshere and Walcott.” However, Wenger insisted that France striker Giroud, who scored the winning goal at Newcastle, should be back in time for the weekend FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur. “Olivier is a strong structure and he recovers quite quickly,” said Wenger. “He thinks he will be alright for Saturday, but the medical people think he will be a bit short. He is quite optimistic about it.” In Giroud’s absence, Wenger must decide whether to start Lukas Podolski, who scored on his return from a four-month injury lay-off at Upton Park, or Nicklas Bendtner in attack against the Bluebirds.

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