Arsenal’s first game of the season didn’t go too well, and as a result, their game against Chelsea on Saturday is even more important. Another loss will leave the Gunners with zero points after two games, and that can only be a bad thing for the morale and esteem of the team.
Fortunately, Unai Emery’s squad is fantastic, and so he’s got every chance of impressing against the Blues.
However, his options are slightly more limited now, owing to an update made by his club. Arsenal’s latest injury update has confirmed that Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Carl Jenkinson, Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny will all miss the game through injury.
We’ve had the latest update ahead of #CHEARS
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 16, 2018
This leaves Emery short on options, particularly in defence, which is a worry given Chelsea’s strengths going forward.
There is some good news, in that both Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck are apparently back in training, but alas, the Arsenal supporters on Twitter are focusing more directly on the injury problems in the team.
The news could mean that Emery is forced to utilise a make-shift defence, and that’s not ideal this early in the season for such an important game.
Indeed, many fans aren’t too happy at all. Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
Same old injury crisis?
— ÀJÍBÒLÁ SÄVÂGE (@star_biola) August 16, 2018
Bad bad news on AMN and Kolasinac, we are wafer thin at the back…
— afcdlife (@afc2killepl) August 16, 2018
Injury + Arsenal = Best love story ever
— Gooner (@Whomaidu) August 16, 2018
Horrible news about Maitland-Niles. Get well soon mate. Glad Monreal and Welbz are back available. Would start both Saturday.
— Luisito (@Lewis_Fowler8) August 16, 2018
Just wonder why ArsenalFC keep wasting money on players who can’t play up to 20 matches a season.
Jenkinson, Campbell, Welbeck….sell them already for cheap. Even Eleny!
— Akin AJ (@akinajy) August 16, 2018
Why we are so injury prone and all defence
— Kelsang (@kelsang_tsewang) August 16, 2018
— GBELEE OLUWAJUWONLO (@Jeyon1) August 16, 2018
6-8 weeks for Ains nooooo
— Sökha (@El_Soksok) August 16, 2018
Arsenal fans – thoughts?
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