And so the injuries begin. First, a trickle with the news that Samir Nasri will be out for a month after knee surgery. But how long before others follow? Legions of sick and ill Arsenal players hobbling off to various clinics seeking treatment for the a wide range of ailments keeping them sidelined for prolonged periods. Well, let’s hope not.
But it does beggar belief that just as Nasri turns on the style against Liverpool and shows promise for a superb season, he is cut down with a knee problem that requires an operation. Maybe it was the new song belted out at Anfield by the Arsenal faithful that put the mockers on our French star (Na na na na na na na na na na Samir Nas-e-ri, Nas-e-ri, Samir Nas-e-ri, with apologies to Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band). Maybe not.
For the record a club statement reads: ‘Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri will today undergo minor surgery on his knee following a meniscal injury sustained during the match against Liverpool on Sunday. Nasri, who has been in impressive form, will be out of action for a month.’
It does make you wonder just what is to blame for our appalling catalogue of injuries. Is it the training methods putting too much strain on the players? Are the medical staff slow to pick up possible areas of concern? Or is it just coincidence? Baffling is what it is.
One more thing, after last night’s fun and games with the young ‘uns, we must get our prayer mats out next Wednesday and pray to the foobtalling Gods that the Swiss nippers get through against you-know-who. BCMA!

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