Arsene Wenger believes that the most of Arsenal’s injury problems are down to bad luck, but says the club will do everything possible to find any underlying problems.
With Aaron Ramsey struggling to overcome a thigh problem which forced him out of the West Ham game on December 26th, Theo Walcott sidelined with a cruciate problem, Jack Wilshere out of action with a cracked bone in his foot and Mesut Ozil hamstrung for the next 3-4 weeks, Arsenal are without some of their most important and dangerous players.
Although there are different causes for each of those injuries, the manager has promised to take a good look at the medical set-up to see if improvements can be made.
Asked today if he was worried about the spate of recent injuries and slow recoveries, Wenger said, “I am concerned that it happens, because if you look at our overall injury list going into such a final and decisive part of the season, we have no Wilshere, no Walcott, no Ozil, no Ramsey.
“We went to Bayern without Gibbs and Monreal. We are analysing very deeply why it happens and to see if there’s a link between all the injuries.
“For some it’s bad luck. For example, Walcott is completely bad luck. Wilshere, I don’t think it is linked with his history. The rest, maybe we have to find out why it happened.
When pressed if that was a case of looking at medical treatment or training methods, he said, ‘Everything’.