by Bulldog Drummond
Our injury list has shrunk once again…
|Player||Reason||Further Detail||Potential Return||Condition||Status|
|Kieran Tierney||Knee Injury||Apr 28: “He’s been working like a beast every single day. I don’t know if he’s going to make it tomorrow but he certainly wants to be as close as possible.”||02/05/2021||Late Fitness Test||50%|
|Alexandre Lacazette||Thigh Injury||Apr 21: “He will continue to work with the medical team and will be assessed ahead of next week’s matches.”||02/05/2021||Late Fitness Test||50%|
… and there are no surprises there.
Physioroom however tell a different tale concerning Newcastle United… I rather like the way Joe Willock is listed – it makes it sound more like an emotional outburst rather than a regulation.
|Player||Reason||Further Detail||Potential Return||Condition||Status|
|Jamaal Lascelles||Ankle/Foot Injury||Apr 16: “Jamaal is frustrated as hell and is in a boot unfortunately. He needs time but he hasn’t ruled himself out of the season yet so let’s hope he can have a speedy recovery.”||23/05/2021||None||Ruled Out|
|Joseph Willock||Other||Unable to Face Parent Club||07/05/2021||None||Ruled Out|
|Fabian Schar||Other||Apr 30: “Fab wants to be involved straight away; he might make the squad but we have to be careful because he’s been out for nearly 11 weeks. He’s trained well and he’s there or thereabouts.”||02/05/2021||Late Fitness Test||50%|
|Matt Ritchie||Calf/Shin/Heel Injury||Apr 30: “We’ve got a slight doubt about Matt Ritchie. He’s got a bit of a calf injury but we think he’s going to be OK [for Sunday].”||02/05/2021||Late Fitness Test||75%|
|Ryan Fraser||Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury||Apr 23: “He had an operation on his groin a week ago. He’s recovering now, and is going to be [out for] at least another two or three weeks.”||No Return Date||None||Ruled Out|
|Karl Darlow||Knee Injury||Apr 23: “Karl unfortunately has had to have a small operation on his knee so he’ll be out for a few weeks.”||No Return Date||Currently Being Assessed||Ruled Out|
|Isaac Hayden||Knee Injury||Mar 23: ‘Isaac will miss the rest of the season with a significant knee injury but will not require surgery’.||No Return Date||None||Ruled Out|
We’ve had a really good run against Newcastle in recent years with just one defeat in the last 17 games, and every other match a win for us.
|12 Mar 2012||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||2-1||Premier League|
|29 Dec 2012||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||7-3||Premier League|
|19 May 2013||Newcastle United v Arsenal||W||0-1||Premier League|
|29 Dec 2013||Newcastle United v Arsenal||W||0-1||Premier League|
|28 Apr 2014||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||3-0||Premier League|
|13 Dec 2014||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||4-1||Premier League|
|21 Mar 2015||Newcastle United v Arsenal||W||1-2||Premier League|
|29 Aug 2015||Newcastle United v Arsenal||W||0-1||Premier League|
|2 Jan 2016||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||1-0||Premier League|
|16 Dec 2017||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||1-0||Premier League|
|15 Apr 2018||Newcastle United v Arsenal||L||2-1||Premier League|
|15 Sep 2018||Newcastle United v Arsenal||W||1-2||Premier League|
|1 Apr 2019||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||2-0||Premier League|
|11 Aug 2019||Newcastle United v Arsenal||W||0-1||Premier League|
|16 Feb 2020||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||4-0||Premier League|
|9 Jan 2021||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||2-0||FA Cup|
|18 Jan 2021||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||3-0||Premier League|
If you would like to see some videos of past glories in this series you can find them on the AISA Arsenal History Society website: Arsenal against Newcastle: the video collection (inc the 7-3 win!)
Who Scored point out that “Newcastle have only lost one of their last eight Premier League matches,” and that includes getting points from “tottenham, West Ham, Aston Villa and Liverpool”.
They also tell us that Arsenal could “remarkably finish in the bottom half of the table in the Premier League.”
I wonder what the people who paid for planes to fly over Arsenal matches demanding the end of Mr Wenger’s time at Arsenal have to say about that, having got their wish.
The video collection series
- Arsenal against Newcastle: the video collection (inc the 7-3 win!)
- Arsenal v Everton – the historic games on video
- Arsenal v Fulham – the history in videos
- Seven amazing historic videos of Arsenal v Liverpool
- Arsenal against Villarreal. Videos from all the past matches
Football: the great reform bill and the breakaway
- How Arsenal, the club of revolutions, became the club of “be like everyone else”
- Football: the huge problem that simply will not go away
- Football does not have to be torn up and replaced (as the media suggests)
- The problem beyond Superleague is the secrecy of the Premier League
- The Trotskyist model fans and journalists desire for running football has failed
- Super League v Premier League: now the real war begins
- Superleague. The key question the media utterly refused to ask, let alone answer
- Breakaway clubs face largest football PR and political disaster of all times
- Football is blindly walking into its biggest ever crisis. Part 1
- Why this season is not a one-off for Arsenal, but probably a sign of things to come
- Why, when a player assaults a referee, the ultimate guilty party is the media
- Arsenal and Tottenham both built stadia, and each suffered the consequence. But…
- Being a visionary is not as easy as it looks
4 Replies to “Newcastle v Arsenal: the injuries, recent games and the video collection”
Imagine Arsenal copying Cluj with how bad English refs are.
I do not see any reasons whatsoever, nor find one as to why Arsenal will not beat Newcastle in the PL tomorrow at their St James’s Park. And go 9th in the table above the one game in hand Aston Villa team.
Therefore, since the 9th position in the table is now on offer for the taking, the Gunners should avail themselves with the opportunity to go 9th in the table and seize it by beating the Magpies to the collection of all the 3 points that will be at stake for collection in the match. And collect them and go 9th in the table at the close of proceedings tomorrow in the PL.
I think the chance to play Europa League football next season for Arsenal through the Premier League 6th or 7th place finish is still ON and alive but not dead in the water.
For, if Arsenal win all their 5 remaining matches in the PL this season, they could still get a ticket to play Europa League football next season. Which could become achievable for Arsenal at the end of this season’s campaign.
Despite that Arsena are eyeing the possibility of them playing in the CL next season by winning the ELC this season. Which will come to fruition if they get past Villarreal CF at the 2 legged semifinal match stage of the competition.. And beat the likely to play in the final match Man Utd team to lift the trophy.
But nevertheless, let Arteta, the Gunners and us Gooners not concern ourselves with the winning of the ELC for now to lose focus on the next business at hand of the Gunners beating the Magpies tomorrow. For, it is important for Arsenal to beat Newcastle tomorrow.
Therefore, I advice Arteta and the Gunners to concentrate fully on their Newcastle match tomorrow and deal with it appropriately in such a manner that will see Arsenal triumph over Newcastle and return home with all the points in the match collected.
In reply to Ben.
Sometime ago The Romanian F A. Found corruption taking place in the Ref’s organization and for a few seasons Referees from other countries were eployed to offisiate Romanian league games.
Note the freedom to publish the video in Romania. A freedom of speech not allowed in the EPL.
@Charles, did not know that, good to learn of it. Thank you
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