Injuries have adversely affected and derailed Arsenal’s title ambition and this season has been no different.
Arsene Wenger built his football ideology on a midfield that is been able to retain possession and one player was pivotal in executing this plan earlier this season. Which is why since Santi Cazorla was banjaxed with injury, Arsenal have experienced torrid form.
Arsenal picked up their season from an opening day defeat to Liverpool and went on to win nine of their 11 next games. Santi Cazorla with his magical boots, shone for the Gunners in all of these fixtures until the his picked up an injury during Arsenal’s 6-0 demolition of Ludogrets in the Champions League.
In the absence of Cazorla, Arsenal have not only suffered a deep in form but there’s is zero creativity in the middle of the pack for Arsenal – regardless of the opponent, Arsene Wenger’s men are unable to retain possession. Arsene Wenger has had to use different players in Cazorla’s stead with no success.
Speaking to Skysports, former Arsenal attacker Robert Pires reckons that Arsenal’s season would have been better with Cazorla fit.
‘We miss Santi Cazorla. He was injured in December and from then until now, Arsenal are not really the same.’
The Emirates Landlords are on a grim run of form. They have lost six of their nine games including a 10-2 2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Ending in top four this term is already looking like a pipe dream as they dropped to sixth position on the Premier League table.
Arsenal will play Manchester City in their next game, a win will be confidence boosting for the Gunners.