This season is about to start and already Arsenal have injury problems! Robin Van Persie has picked up an ankle injury following the match against Benfica. “It is an ankle problem, I don’t know how bad it is,” Wenger told Arsenal.com.
Wenger also has doubts on fullback Kieran Gibbs and Thomas Vermaelen. “Gibbs has a muscular [thigh] problem and Vermaelen has a slight back problem.”
The latest injury to Vermaelen could mean that Wenger steps up his efforts this week in the transfer market as he seeks to bring in another central defender. We miss Vermaelen for large parts last season and that affected our team. We can not afford for the same to happen this time round.
Wenger has been keeping an eye on Bolton’s Gary Cahill and he is the fans choice to join Arsenal. The £17million release clause in Cahill’s contract seems to be the biggest stumbling block in Arsenal signing him especially since he only has one year left on his contract. Hopefully Wenger can reach an agreement with Bolton this week for them to lower the price.