One process which is often a given during a transfer saga is a medical. Certainly there is the odd situation when a player fails the standard procedures such as Loic Remy to Liverpool, but that is down to the Reds medical team being thorough and not taking risks – something Arsenal need to perhaps take on board.
Why is it that David Ospina is the second player signed in 2014 that has come to us with a worrying injury? Kim Kallstrom made us a laughing stock in January when he arrived crocked on deadline day, now Ospina is sidelined for two-three months after suffering a serious knee injury that he’s recently suffered from for some time. Do Arsenal’s medical team even do thorough examinations? Or were they off bathing in the Malta sun this summer?
It is exactly the same one [as from the World Cup]. He had his first injury at Nice – it was a knee problem and he was a bit rushed back and did not use his leg, so his muscle became weaker. Then he got injured in the World Cup. After that, he came to us injured after the World Cup and it took him two months to play again. I had to bring him on against Galatasaray without a warm up and being prepared, so he had a recurrence of that injury. It means he is out for two to three months, now we have to be really careful because it is a recurrence of a thigh injury, which is very difficult. It is a long-term injury.
If Ospina was so frail why was he even on the bench in the first place? I mean, being a reserve goalkeeper isn’t the most physically demanding job on the planet but to come on for 10 minutes (give or take), play well and suffer a serious injury is worrying. This whole injury saga we’re going through isn’t all coincidental and it’s bordering on insanity.
Why is it that Laurent Koscielny is being nursed through games with chronic tendinitis to BOTH achilles heels? How is that good for anyone? The Frenchman has been suffering from the injury for sometime and yet we (Wenger) failed to provide enough cover in the transfer market.
Someone or some people need to be help accountable for all of this. It’s not just Wenger, but a far deeper and worrying problem. The side is suffering because of it and we’ve barely started the season. It’s utter incompetence and it just seems to be snowballing out of control.