Untold Arsenal will probably be down for some time on Monday. There are details on our home page at www.untold-arsenal.com We’ll keep up the chit chat on our Facebook page.
by Bulldog Drummond
And so the news keeps on rolling in. The latest is that England youth international Stephy Mavididi has now departed these shores for Italy where he will join Juventus B,
He’s 20, and having not made it onto the pitch with the first team, it was obviously clear that he wasn’t going to make it and so and moved on. He played on loan for Charlton Athletic and Preston North End.
Meanwhile the Guardian has come out with a team to play Chelsea and it has no Ramsey in it, neither in the starting team nor on the beach. And this despite the manager saying last week, “Ramsey is always in the team for me, always.” And obviously there is not some bit of news I have missed about Ramsey leaving the club or being abducted by aliens because the Express (whose writers are regularly abducted by aliens) have him in the starting XI.
We saw with the last match that the “injury” situation can be a bit odd at the moment with players being classified as injured if they are simply not match ready. So bearing that in mind here is the top of the table
|#||Club||Men down||Last one to fall||What he done|
|1||Tottenham Hotspur||10||L Moura||Muscle Fatigue|
|2||Manchester United||8||P Jones||Fitness|
|3||Watford||6||B Wilmot||Knee Injury|
|4||Everton||6||R de Andrade||Calf Injury|
|5||West Ham United||6||L Perez||Fitness|
|6||Crystal Palace||5||J Ayew||Fitness|
|8||Manchester City||5||K De Bruyne||LCL Knee Ligament|
|9||Huddersfield Town||5||J Hogg||Hip Injury|
|10||Liverpool||5||R Klavan||Hamstring Injury|
|11||Arsenal||5||C Jenkinson||Ankle Injury|
Arsenal’s five men out are
|The man||What he done||When’s he back?||Today?|
|C Jenkinson||Ankle Injury||October 7, 2018||No|
|A Maitland-Niles||Broken Leg||October 7, 2018||No|
|S Kolasinac||Knee Injury||October 22, 2018||No|
|N Monreal||Knee Injury||August 18, 2018||Maybe|
|L Koscielny||Achilles Injury||December 1, 2018||No|
Nothing new there – as we heard in the week Maitland Niles’ injury was worse than it looked at first and he’s out for a while now. Jenkinson has crocked himself again but I can’t think that he was going to be in the team anyway.
Our record in the last ten against Chelsea is better than one might expect with all the criticisms of Arsenal that we have heard in recent years…
|19 Sep 2015||Chelsea v Arsenal||L||2-0||Premier League|
|24 Jan 2016||Arsenal v Chelsea||L||0-1||Premier League|
|24 Sep 2016||Arsenal v Chelsea||W||3-0||Premier League|
|04 Feb 2017||Chelsea v Arsenal||L||3-1||Premier League|
|27 May 2017||Arsenal v Chelsea||W||2-1||FA Cup|
|06 Aug 2017||Arsenal v Chelsea||W||1-1||FA Community Shield|
|17 Sep 2017||Chelsea v Arsenal||D||0-0||Premier League|
|03 Jan 2018||Arsenal v Chelsea||D||2-2||Premier League|
|10 Jan 2018||Chelsea v Arsenal||D||0-0||League Cup|
|24 Jan 2018||Arsenal v Chelsea||W||2-1||League Cup|
We have four wins, Chelsea have three and three are draws. Better we have drawn or won all of the last six. So maybe there is a bit of a chance.
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