Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger may have to go through a known territory again as he is facing another injury crisis at Arsenal as Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been ruled out for the next three matches.
This is not news to Arsenal fans and some fans are of the opinion that they have had to prepare for this every season as it is a guarantee that one or two players will have to go on an injury spell which will end up forcing the club to make do with options that are beyond absurd.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain limped off in the opening three minutes of the Gunners’ Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night after pulling up with what appeared to be a hamstring problem and was replaced by fellow countryman Theo Walcott but also had to go out in less than 15 minutes himself because of a calf injury.
Wenger said after the game that the pair would be sent for further assessments before he knew how serious the injuries were but admitted it looked as though they were each anticipating a spell on the sidelines.
That means the duo will miss Saturday’s trip to Swansea City, Wednesday’s crucial Champions League must-win match at Allianz Arena with Bayern Munich and next Sunday’s North London derby when Arsenal entertain Tottenham at the Emirates stadium.
This is indeed sad news for Arsenal fans who have been basking in the team’s beautiful performances recently but will have to make do with maybe Alex Iwobi or some drastic change to the squad.