Few would argue that Arsenal currently deserve to be top of the Premier League, although it’s set to be a tough winter for the Gunners with the injuries starting to mount up. In addition to Toure and Eboue absent due to the African Nations Cup, The Guardian report that four players were injured during last night’s Carling Cup match against Spurs. It’s a good job they’ve only got Birmingham this weekend!
Arsene Wenger’s main worry is central defence, with Senderos one of the quartet crocked last night.
Asked whom he might end up playing there the manager joked: “Me, at this rate. It’s very difficult for us. We’ve effectively lost seven players in two days, given that three have gone to Ghana, and we have a problem in central defence. We don’t know yet how long they will be out.”
There was also yet another setback for Robin Van Persie last night who was replaced at half-time due to thigh pains. Do Arsenal have the squad to cope with the current string of injuries and departures, especially in defence where Kolo Toure has been his usual rock-like self all season?