Sunday, December 13, 2009


In football there is nothing far important than collecting 3 points. In the first few matches in this season we saw crunching goals from Arsenal. Scoring 6 goals and then 4 in the next match propelled them to top of the league. But recent injuries and fatigue have kept Arsenal off the pace to retain their no 2 spot in the league. Though they are now in 3rd, the gap between them and league leaders have significantly widened to 11 points.

Apart from injury, international duties made it hard for Wenger to keep his players in one piece. Match with Sunderland is a good example. Players were back after World Cup qualifiers and international friendlies in battered mood and ruined physical condition. And the result was easily predicted, Arsenal lost to Sunderland. One injury led to another; RVP injury during friendly with Italy wasn't the only one faced by Arsenal. Bendtner was next in the line with groin injury which so far has kept him more than 4 weeks, and recently declared by the coach himself that he might be out until early next year. The ever injury prone Rosicky and Eduardo tripled Wenger's head ache by suffering muscle injuries after a match against Chelsea 2 weeks ago. Both of our left backs are out in the contention with serious injuries which has brought a rookie in to replace both of the players.

Though Diaby and Eduardo are expected to be back today, we are still in the dark whether or not these players are going to survive horrendous matches in premier league. And for your information, Gallas, Cesc, Traore have suffered a knock from last week match against Stoke City and though they are declared fit to play this week, it is remained to be seen whether they will be injury free after big match against Liverpool on Sunday.

I disliked the idea of our players to be injury prone as was 'advertised' by some newspapers in the UK, however after so many recurring injuries haunting our certain players, I am starting to think we are indeed in bad luck for having such fragile players. I didn't say I was unhappy, but a little bit disappointed to see them go back and forth to medical room. We have so much talent but these injuries have somehow retarded our chances to become one of the greatest club in Europe.

We are going to continue our battle to win the war. All of title contenders have either lost or drawn against their respective opponents, thus Arsenal chance to closen the gap has become top priority in Wenger's agenda. With Chelsea only drew against Everton and MU had a bitter night at home with no points to gain, Arsenal should take this opportunity to regain their performance and start making loud statements by getting positive results. There's no other option but to win this match and get the full points in order to get closer to top leaders. Lose or draw will bury Arsenal's chances to become champions. Good luck my Arsenal, please don't ruin my beautiful weekend
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