Santi Cazorla says he’s been surprised by the amount of injuries Arsenal pick up, and that he’s never experienced anything like it on any other team.
The Spaniard has plied his trade at Real Oviedo, Villarreal and Malaga, but says the continual injury problems at Arsenal have made the team weaker and less competitive.
Currently on international duty, Cazorla told El Confidencial, “It’s something that surprises me. There are always mishaps, like Walcott, for example, or you twist an ankle, but the constancy of tears, to see people outside the team a long time …that makes us much weaker.
“We don’t have all our players in the best possible condition and ultimately makes the team more vulnerable. We hoping that we can change this plague of injuries.”
Cazorla also urged his teammates to cut out the errors which have cost so many points this season.
“We’re not in a good moment,” he said. “If we want to fight for important things these are mistakes that we cannot commit.
“It’s happened to us several times already and we just can’t keep doing that.”
If there is a bit of a silver lining to this week it’s that Walcott and Giroud are on their way back to first team action, so there’s been some de-plagueing, but with Man United and Dortmund up next, we have to hope the team can find its way defensively again.
Because we here at Arseblog News really, really, really want to get one over on the Dutch Skunk.