Our injury list is getting out of hand at the moment, with our clash against Sheffield Wednesday this past Tuesday seeing two more names added to the list. Thankfully though, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury may not be as bad as first thought, with reports suggesting his withdrawl in the first half against the Owls was merely a precaution, as reported by Goal.
The Ox was removed after just a few minutes on the pitch, and replaced by Theo Walcott – who himself suffered an injury and was substituted shortly after.
This is Arsenal we’re talking about, so we all suspected that the injury was likely to be a lengthy one. But we could get the Ox back sooner than expected, as he was reportedly only substituted as a precaution.
This would be great news, as we are really short of quality in attack at the moment. Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, and Danny Welbeck are all in the midst of lengthy spells on the sidelines (via Arsenal.com), and if Chamberlain doesn’t come back soon we could be in real trouble.
Walcott can obviously do a job on the right as well, but he too could be facing a while out of action, so who is left?
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Joel Campbell seems the only choice available, but he looked thoroughly unimpressive against Sheffield Wednesday. We can’t possibly hope to challenge for the title with players like Campbell in the starting XI, so hopefully we get good news where the Ox and Walcott are concerned.