Monday, July 15, 2024

Hayden sidelined by ankle surgery

Young defender Isaac Hayden has undergone surgery on his right ankle and now looks set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

The 19-year-old, a former captain of Arsenal’s under-21 side, signed a new deal last February and has been included in Arsene Wenger’s first team set up this season.

He made his debut for the first team in the Capital One Cup victory at West Bromwich Albion in September 2013, partnering Per Mertesacker in central defence, and earned a second start in the same competition this season when the Gunners went out to Southampton.

Hayden’s latest post on Twitter is reasonably upbeat, but it does look like he could still be on the delicious morphine…

It’s not the first time the teenager has taken to social media to reveal an injury. Back in November he posted a picture of himself sporting a protective boot on his right ankle and was out of action until mid-December.

We’re yet to receive confirmation, but given the surgeon he’s thanking, James Calder, is the same ankle specialist who operated on Jack Wilshere it would appear that the old injury has now required an operation.

Arseblog News wishes him all the best with his recovery. That’s three in a week, pretty sure that’s a record for us.

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bims lay

Injury injuries injuries……Now its happening to the yougsters too, we must be the most injury plagued club in the premiership! (even maybe in England?}……wtf is going on?


Arsenal must be getting massive discounts on ankle surgeries by now … 3 for 2 offer from James Calder, free surgery for Hayden after Wilshere and Arteta. sigh…


where is gnabry? is he injured again?


Saw him in one of the training pics on the Arsenal site from before the Man City game. I’m guessing he’s fit, just not match-fit.


Does anyone know where i could get the injury stats for all premier league teams so i can do a like for like comparison. I need to shut up my Chelski supporting buddy

Eastside Gooner

Jeremy Wilson did a terrific report on Arsenal injuries compared to all other big teams last week in the Telegraph. Best reporting on our injury situation that I’ve ever seen.


Cheers for the info i’ll try to find it. The point i’m making to my buddy is that if we’d had the small amount of injuries Chelski have had this season we’d be above them in the league. One game without Matic and they lost whereas we’ve been without a host of our first team midfielders.

Burn Baby Burn

You don’t need stats to do that, just punch him in the face.


Arsenal have lost 159 (most in league) man-games to injury and Chelsea have lost 19 (least in league).

This post is quite interesting too:


Really tough on Isaac. But he is a strong minded fellow he should come through it okay.
I just hope they keep a spot open for him next season?


obviously i know he’s perpetually injured – that’s a given – but does anybody know what has happened to abou diaby? he was last seen in september and not a word since. bermuda triangle perhaps?


Good. So that is half an excuse less for Wenger not to buy a Cback.;) Truth be told I am more worried as to where Chambers will slot in. Start of season he was bang on for either a Rback or a Cback. Many conveniently ignored the fact that Bellerin was a top RB in the making and that Wenger had intentions this season to push him into the first team. As a RB, Bellerin is more natural combining pace with attacking instinct and now better defensive positioning. Chambers will still have to deputise or rotate through the position to… Read more »

Gooner Gary

While its nice to see an Arsenal fan in support of Arsenal players I think Flamini is past the point where he is going to improve in his position and I imagine he’ll be gone in the Summer. Of the two I think Arteta has a better chance of a contract extension – possibly more for what he offers off the pitch rather than on it anymore. However it will be interesting to see if Chambers does contest for the DM role or if his immediate future primarily lies as backup to Mert.

Andy Mack

I’m with Gary on the Flamini & Arteta situation. Flamini is certainly playing much better than the whingers suggest but his game depends upon his constant movement which is definitely slowing whilst Arteta reads the game much better and has a much calmer head, plus he’s the captain. I expect Flamini to move on and Arteta to become Vice captain and regular bench warmer next year. The problem at DM and CB is that they’re the main 3 spots where experience is vital (along with GK) and CC needs experience. I expect him to be rotated at FB (where he’s… Read more »


It’s a shame that he’s sidelined. I was hoping/expecting to see him play in the FA Cup tie against Brighton. I thought he gave a pretty good account of himself in the Carling Cup loss against Southampton.


Against West Brom he played in midfield alongside Arteta. It was vs Saints that he played in defence, with Chambers. He was really good on both occasions.


actually, he played in the middle against WBA last year.

That’s terrible news for him, he lost a great chance of mark his name out there this season, even on loan in the Champ. Was really good against Soton in the COC and with a little bit confidence (you know what that means when you see Bellerin playing right now), he could do a job for us at the back or even in the middle.


Hayden injured? Mark of a true Gooner!! So cliché, but undeniable. That CB needs to be brought in quickly in that regard. Koscielny is still vulnerable to injury more than any other player in the team. He needs cover asap! Current efforts give me hope that we shall sign a player soon. #hopefullywaiting #fingerscrossed … Meanwhile, i need to place le Coq as my new permanent dm in fifa 15!


Did the doctor give a discount this time around or was it already a package deal.

Wenger's lab assistant

Let’s hope it’s Dr Calder and not Mr Calder. Otherwise we might have stumbled on the reason for the perpetual injury crisis.


Once you reach consultancy level (in British medicine at least) you drop the ‘Dr’ title. Not quite sure why, but if he’s being operated on by a Mr. Calder then it means he’s in good hands. I hope…

Andy Mack

Surgeons are always ‘Mr’. It goes back to the days when surgery was carried out by the Barber and Doctors gave medicine.

Andy Mack

Thumbing this down just show we have some real twats on here…..hahahahhaaha

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