Arsenal fans were left stunned and in disbelief after it was revealed by the club that there are no first-team players out with injuries for their clash against Vitoria S.C.
Reiss Nelson was the last first-team player to return from injury when he made an appearance for the under-23s in their 3-1 win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur last Friday (via Arsenal).
The news was taken well by some of the Gooners with one fan jokingly labelling it as a miracle.
One of the miracles of 21st century.
— Mujaheed (@Mujsab_) November 5, 2019
Arsenal’s injury history over the last year or so is quite staggering, showing a huge lack of luck for the side. Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding, both first-team regulars until their injuries, suffered season-ending injuries just a month apart from each other last season.
With no wins in their last three games in all competitions, Arsenal will be looking for a return to form against Vitoria tomorrow ahead of a tricky fixture against Leicester City on Saturday.
Fans were understandably shocked by the revelation as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
— SEA MAN (@SEAMAN_SAGAR) November 5, 2019
Crazy! Shows how bad Emery is doing. Has any other club in the football league got a fully fit squad at the moment?
— Philip Byrne (@PhillySteak92) November 5, 2019
That’s great! But when we have a manager in Unai Emery who insist on playing players in their wrong positions, they might aswell be injured.
— ENERGY(@iamenergybars) November 5, 2019
First time for everything
— Ben Long (@LongyWTID) November 5, 2019
Yeah because they don’t apply themselves like they used to, KM covered, high press, chasing lost causes, splitting the centre half’s etc, it’s not rocket science
— Wes (@h20wes) November 5, 2019
And yet we at our worst since 1996??🤔🤔😂😂
— MickeyMoneyChat (@Mickeymoneychat) November 5, 2019
Arsenal fans, when was the last time you can remember having no first-team injuries? Let us know your thoughts!
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