Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest news on his crocked stars, with Laurent Koscielny expected to be out for a lengthy period, while none of our best three central midfielders are close to a come back.
Losing the Frenchman is a big blow, but it will provide an opportunity for Thomas Vermaelen to demonstrate his ability. However the most worrying news is the lack of development with Aaron Ramsey and the other crocked midfielders.
The Welshman was incredible in the first half of the season and was a major factor in our rise to the top of the Premier League. Injured since late December, he’s edged closer to a return over the past month or so however there continues to be setbacks.
Wenger feels he’s still two weeks away from a return, while Ozil, Wilshere or Koscielny are still a number of weeks away.
The Gunners boss provided an update after their disappointing 2-2 draw with Swansea last night:
None of them are close to coming back. Koscielny is out for a while. After that Ozil, I don’t know but at least two or three weeks. Ramsey is perhaps the closest. He is two weeks maybe.
It appears Arsenal will be facing the likes of City, Everton and Wigan in the FA Cup semi final without four of their strongest players (not to mention Theo who is out for the season). They’re luck with injuries is shocking and continues to decimate Arsenal’s seasons year after year.
But to put it simply the players that are afforded the opportunity to play and fill the voids of the crocked stars are just not cutting the mustard.
We need Ramsey, Ozil and Koscielny back ASAP, Jack may well be the last to return. Get well very bloody soon lads.