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REVEALED! The explanation of Arsenal’s long-standing injury voodoo has arrived

Invincibles to Unavailables

Welbeck hobbled off while on international duty

Welbeck hobbled off while on international duty

And so it came to pass, with Welbz’s (potential) injury, Arsenal now have a starting XI of sidelined players for Saturday’s face off with Hull Kingston Tigers.

Unavailables XI

Unavailables XI

Total cost – £120m (give or take a couple of quid)

Combined estimated time unavailable – 18 months (give or take a couple of weeks)

Combined time Gooners will spend blogging about Arsenal’s injury crisis – 8 months (May 2015)

Combined time Gooners will spend reading about Arsenal’s injury crisis – 8 months (May 2015)

PS: Theo Walcott not included due to the sheer hope he will be on the bench on Saturday.

PPS: Abou Diaby not included due to blowing out the time unavailable calculation.

We Want Our Diaby Back

We Want Our Diaby Back

In summary:

No available right backs

Only one centre back to call on

Record signing out for three months

No fit first team striker

…and it’s only October!

Lots of people have put their (much better researched) arguments forward for why we seem to appear in the treatment room more than on the pitch.

Well here’s my two pence worth……

Gary is better than Colin!

Arsenal DNA!

Arsenal DNA!

Colin Lewin; Picking up from where his cousin left off.

Colin Lewin; Picking up from where his cousin left off.

From the limited data I can glean from the interweb, in the years preceding 2008, let’s call that BC (Before Colin), the average injuries per season were 58, post 2008, AC, the average is 78!

I know it’s a conspiracy theory at best, but conspiracy theories are the best, unless you have a better one?

Steve Wellman


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