We seem to cry a lot about injuries at Arsenal but the latest revelation has left me shocked! How could Arsenal sign Mikel Arteta without giving him a medical? No wonder we have injury problems, what is to say that we have not given players medicals in the past before we signed them?
To Arteta’s defence, there was not enough time to have the medical as the transfer window was about to close and the player himself has now said that and injury problems he faces at Arsenal will be on his account. But still… We know that Arteta has been plagued by injuries during his time at Everton and we go ahead and sign him by taking his word that his is fit and not giving him a full and proper medical.
Arteta said, “It was very stressful. At 6pm, they said everything had broken down. Then, at 8.30pm, everything started again.
“But there wasn’t time to have a medical. I went to the offices of the club [Everton] and from there I told Arsenal to trust me and that if some medical problem was found it would be my responsibility.”