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Mundungus 173 pts

a whiff of stink in the armory?

Posted by Mundungus about 4 years ago · 27 replies

Anyone wonder how Jack Wilshere has managed to get this far in Bournemouth without an injury? There is definitely something we are doing wrong.

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Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Morleys

thought your body was healthier when you're younger, and if you burn out at a young age your body gets weaker with age?

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,276 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Ix Techau

His age when he was promoted vs when he moved. Here's your fact.

You seem to not know what we're talking about. Plenty of players have left Arsenal only to become much less injury-ridden. You seem to think that Arsenal's unrivalled injury problems are 100% bad luck, which they aren't. Something at Arsenal is causing these problems, so it shouldn't be a surprise to you that if players leave they have less problems.

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by VA10

thought your body was healthier when you're younger, and if you burn out at a young age your body gets weaker with age?

Your body is weaker at lets say 18 than is its at 26

Mundungus 173 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Mundungus

Other examples Ix?

Fabianski, Gael Clichy, RVP, ....the list is endless!

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,276 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Ix Techau

Do you have stats? Compared to other clubs?

Yes? Not only widely available, but mentioned everywhere, all the time. Arsenal has had the most injuries in the league every year since at least 2002 when people started tracking it. You've missed this fact somehow? Or are we now playing the "source" game in a bid to claim that Arsenal doesn't have more injuries than anyone else?

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,276 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Ix Techau

Average age of those teams? I'm betting Poodris' head that we've had the youngest.

So you agree we have and have had a bigger problem than other teams, regardless of reason. Good.

The reason why we've had these problems is up for debate, but general consensus is that it's a mixture of fixture congestion (being in the Champions League and getting far in domestic cups every year means lots of fixtures close together over long periods), training methods (Wenger's unwillingness to do strength and upper body training until very recently) and style of play (lots of possession means being tackled a lot, paired with the general 'kick them about' attitude other teams usually deploy against us).

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