The injuries of 2009/10: just how do we compare with the other top teams?

By JBH Yes Arsenal had injuries… but so too did Chelsea and Man Utd How many times did you hear the above strap line at the end of the last season? Well there are injuries and there are INJURIES! Lets take a little closer look at the injuries over the past year before we jump …

Send all the French home

by Walter Broeckx Despite the urgent plea from the President of the Medical Committee which we have mentioned in an article a few days before the start of the World cup the way most of the referees are doing their games is the opposite from this plea. His plea was to ban all dangerous tackles …

Laurent Koscielny: Arsenal. Francis Coquelin: Lorient

By Tony Attwood (on my birthday!) Arsenal have provisionally struck a deal, subject to the usual personal terms, a medical and a cup of tea, with FC Lorient for centre back Laurent Koscielny, according to our pals at Young Guns.  (OK I know I keep mentioning that site, but as a source of accurate info …