Arsene Wenger has expressed his frustration over Arsennal’s injury woes.
The Gunners now have at least seven first team players sidelined after only three months into the new campaign.
With Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin all injured, the club’s decision to not sign any player apart from Petr Cech during the summer has been questioned.
Wenger has defended his policy of keeping new signings at a premium, but the Frenchman admitted on Friday that the constant problem of injuries to his squad cannot be defended.
“Honestly, I am concerned. We have a busy schedule ahead, it is only November and we have too many players out.” he said.
After a midweek trip to Germany which saw them chasing shadows in a 5-1 defeat at Bayern Munich, Wenger’s men may not be expected to be full of energy with Sunday approaching.
However, the Arsenal boss insists that fatigue will not be a concern when his side hosts Tottenham Hotspur.
“No. They should be completely fine.” Wenger added. “We have shown we can win stuff. It’s time to compete for the Premier League, now let’s do the job. But there is a long way to go.”