By Bulldog Drummond
Arsenal remain pretty much at the top of the injury tree.
- Newcastle United: 8
- Arsenal: 7
- Bournemouth: 6
- Everton: 6
- Leicester City: 6
- Aston Villa: 5
- Burnley: 5
- Tottenham Hotspur: 5
Bottom of the table is Manchester City with one player injured.
Here’s the list
|Player||Reason||Further Detail||Potential Return||Status|
|Calum Chambers||Knee Injury||Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury – ACL Injury||29/08/2020||Ruled Out|
|Edward Nketiah||Suspended||Sending Off – Red Card||21/07/2020||Ruled Out|
|Mesut Ozil||Lower Back Injury||Lower Back Pain||25%|
|Matteo Guendouzi||Internal Disciplinary Matter||Ruled Out|
|Bernd Leno||Knee Injury||Knee Ligament Injury||Ruled Out|
|Gabriel Martinelli||Knee Injury||Meniscus Tear||Ruled Out|
|Pablo Mari Villar||Ankle/Foot Injury||Ankle Surgery||Ruled Out|
It is interesting that Physioroom put Guendouzi in this table – a reminder again that we ought to call it the “unavailable table”. Eddie Nketiah serves the second of a three-match ban.
On the Sky Sport website Charlie Nicholas predicts that “Arsenal look like they have goals in them.” But then with a feat of logistical head over heals predicts also that we will only score one goal. What are we to make of a prediction like that? Mind you he also says, “This Liverpool team are still 10-15 yards off the Premier League champions they are.” Does that mean a shot from 15 yards is actually a shot from 30 yards? I don’t know what to make of that either. These pundits, eh? Pesky devils!
Of course Mr Arteta is still trying to come to terms with management and indeed with the management of Arsenal. And that of course is part of the problem that arises from letting the card-carriers win the day and have managers kicked out.
And the reality is that since he took over in December Mikel Arteta’s teams have dropped more points from winning positions than any other Premier League team – a grand total of 15. So let’s hope either we don’t score first, or if we do, we also score second and third as well.
If we look at the last six away games Liverpool are fourth in that particular table.
In terms of the last six home games we have
So yes, with the last six games taken into account we have a better record than Liverpool, and a much better goal difference as well. But these games do go back a long way. Here are our six games
|18 Jan 2020||Arsenal v Sheffield United||D||1-1||Premier League|
|16 Feb 2020||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||4-0||Premier League|
|23 Feb 2020||Arsenal v Everton||W||3-2||Premier League|
|07 Mar 2020||Arsenal v West Ham United||W||1-0||Premier League|
|01 Jul 2020||Arsenal v Norwich City||W||4-0||Premier League|
|07 Jul 2020||Arsenal v Leicester City||D||1-1||Premier League|
Laugh a minute Football Lodnod give us this line up
Mustafi, Holding, Luiz;
Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Tierney;
Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
The Hardtackle seem to be operating a new pesky system that forces the reader to visit a gambling site before seeing what they have written, which if that is what is really happening will be running up their sponsor’s bills. I wonder if they know. Here’s what they have
Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac;
Bellerin, Xhaka, Ceballos, Saka;
Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang
90 Mins on the other hand prefer
Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney;
Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka;
Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
The Standard however are a bit out on their own with
Sokratis, Luiz, Holding;
Cedric, Willock, Xhaka, Saka;
Pepe, Lacazette, Nelson.
So we’ve managed to find quite a wide range this time.
The league table shows that the most we can do is move above the Tiny Totts to eighth with a win. A draw will not affect our position. On the other hand a draw or a win for Burnley and a defeat for us will take us down to tenth.
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