Okay, I normally don’t make outlandish comments such as the title of today’s article, but I think we all need to look at the squad and all need to understand that at this time, for the sake of our team, we need to buy. Rosicky is out for 3 months and add to that the major injuries we’ve had and you’re now looking a very think squad.
A lot of people may think – Dev – you’re losing it! You’re not normally one to think transfers, especially so early on in December… And to that I reply – Yes you are right, but something Arsene said today really hit home. He talked about the injury to Rosicky and how it was always on the cards as the player has been out for so long. The statement that got to me was this one:
“I think it is a vicious circle when you have been out for a long time, like Eduardo has for example. He had not played for 18 months, Tomas had not played for 18 months, then you come back and suddenly your body has to get used to producing the energy level and at that level, to repeat the games, it is difficult and nobody masters that enough.”
And it’s struck fear into my belly – I am worried now that Eduardo and Robin Van Persie will not recover until really next year. Based on the statement above regarding Tomas, can we really rely on Eduardo? He’s also pulled a muscle or too and also missed the last game.
Actually our injuries at the moment look like this:
Djourou, Clichy, Gibbs, Walcott, Diaby, Rosicky, Eduardo, Bendtner and Robin Van Persie
Now that’s a long list of injuries. In fact if you add to the list the players whom have missed more than three games in a row due to injury this season, then you can add in Nasri and Denilson not to mention Almunia and Fabianski, and bingo, you’ve got a starting XI of some sort…
So, that what prompts me to say let’s add some quality – the transfer window opens in 3 weeks. We need to add a big strong striker. With Adebayor plying his trade at City and Robin out for the rest of the season – with Rosicky injured again and Eduardo only able to play a bit part role this season (will the boy ever really recover?)… the need to buy a striker