|| July 27th 2016 | Ben Yedder|
Reliable source confirms announcement will be made in 24 hours
Arsenal have failed to win the Premier League for the past 12 years, with many fans believing repetitive injury problems can be blamed for the barren spell.
Our neighbours and ‘rivals’ Spurs, have never won the Premier League of course, but came very close last season, only a hilarious capitulation and bottle job saw them plummet to third place as the season drew to a close, somehow managing to finish below us, yet again.
You may remember that they inexplicably threw their title chances away with some amazingly inept performances. Leading, but then drawing at home with West Brom, leading 2-0 and then drawing 2-2 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, leading 1-0, then losing 2-1 at home, to Southampton, and then…
…the final nail in a hilariously shaped Tottenham coffin, being the ‘out of nowhere 5-1 defeat to already-relegated-down-to-ten-men Newcastle’ on the final day of the season consigning them to third place when it looked like they were finally going to finish above us, it’s also been 55 years since they won their last league title, but that’s none of our business.
Anyway, I digress… we had an impressive start to last season and were top of the Premier League in February, but after that, a host of Arsenal’s key players like Danny Welbeck, Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin were all ruled out with long term injuries.
Injuries are already a problem this close season, with Welbeck still out, Cazorla injured again, and reports from Sky Sports claim that German defender Per Mertesacker could be out for up to five months due to a knee injury.
The broadcaster reported on their website yesterday that the Gunners are yet to confirm the news, but an official announcement will be made in regards to the defender injury within 48 hours. Arsene Wenger confirmed the German star’s absence, and said it was a serious injury and he’d already had surgery back in Germany. He also confirmed there’s no concrete date on his return, but he is definitely out ‘for a few months’, prompting him to admit he’s in the market for an experienced defender to replace Mertesacker.
The BFG as he’s lovingly known, picked up the injury in the friendly 1-1 draw against Lens on Friday and was immediately pulled out of our pre-season tour of the United States, as announced on the club’s official Twitter account.
Since Mertesacker, 31, joined Arsenal in 2011 he has made 207 appearances in all competitions and his authority and lightning/rocket pace* and compact, tight turns in defence* will be sorely missed.
*possibly a bit of a lie.
27th July 2016 : 15:35pm
|Author: Aje M.
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