Study: Arsenal Suffering Dramatic Number of Injuries

soccer-arsenal-v-liverpoolA recent study has shown that players on Arsenal have sustained close to 900 injuries since August of 2002, which is 14% higher than any other club in the English Premier League.

The 889 injuries sustained by the Gunners over the period compares to 792 suffered by Manchester United, 620 by Chelsea and 551 by Liverpool.

Presently Arsene Wenger’s squad is suffering through another injury crisis with Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey just injured and joining other absentees out for the long term Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud. Currently Arsenal has 9 players out injured on the first squad.

Ramsey will miss at least a month after he suffered an injured hamstring in a 1-1 draw on Saturday against Tottenham. Arteta will miss as much time thanks to a calf injury he suffered.

Abou Diaby, who recently returned to full fitness after suffering an early season injury, has endured 40 different injuries, indicated the results of the recently concluded study.

Theo Walcott, who currently is in rehabilitation from a serious knee injury he suffered during last season, has had 42 separate injuries since he started with the Gunners.

Other names that appear regularly on the list of injured are Tomas Rosicky who has been sidelined on 36 separate occasions as well as Kieran Gibbs who has had fitness problems on 27 different occasions. the company that carried out the study claims that 120 of the Arsenal injuries had to do with the hamstring, while six of them were the very serious anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, which can at times cause a player to sit out up to 12 months or longer.

Wenger admitted this week that he does not understand the reasons behind why his club is in a current injury crisis and why they have had so many injuries over the 12 years of the study.

Arsenal plays today in the Champions League versus Galatasaray after having lost its first fixture in the group stage to Borussia Dortmund.

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