Metro have caused a huge amount of rolled eyes here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think Arsenal are facing an injury crisis before the season has even begun.
The club have concerns over the fitness of skipper Mikel Arteta, who of course spent parts of last season on the sidelines after his fitness failed him, and that could be the case again in the opening weeks of the season.
We think this could actually be a blessing in disguise for the Gunners if Arsenal do get forced into the transfer market, with their midfield seriously in need of top quality cover.
They have of course missed out on Morgan Schneiderlin, but our regulars note there are plenty of other options – and the club need to buy one of them.
Arsenal fans. Is there an injury epidemic at the club? What can you do to sort this out? Let us know your thoughts below.