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Walcott not spending too long on the sidelines

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The International break has never been kind to Arsenal, has it. It seems like every time there is International fixtures played, Arsenal seem to lose a player to injury. Last season it was Robin Van Persie, this season it was Theo Walcott.

Fortunately for Arsenal, Walcott shouldn't spend more than two weeks on the sidelines, as the injury is only a slight knock to his ankle. This softens the blow of losing Van Persie for six weeks, after he injured himself in the game against Blackburn.

Now, things could be a lot worse for Arsenal. At least Van Persie is only out for six weeks, it was a lot worse around this time last year when he was facing six months on the sidelines. Walcott's injury was a huge scare for Arsenal at first, but he will only miss one game, two at most. If Arsenal were to lose him for a large chunk of the season it would be devastating, especially considering the blistering form he is in at the moment.

The fact here is, I don't feel sorry for Arsenal, because it is their own fault. Arsene Wenger should have brought in a lot more players during the transfer window. Every body knew Van Persie would get injured at some stage, Bendtner was already facing a spell on the sidelines so that leaves Chamakh to play up front, and if he got injured they would be forced to play the likes of Arshavin up top on his own, who although is effective, lacks presence and has a tendency to drift in and out of games.

There is a serious lack of depth in the Arsenal squad that I guarantee will come back to haunt them come March/April when players are tired and getting injured easier. They have no one to blame but themselves.

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