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Arsenal Facing Injury Crisis Ahead Of Crucial Tottenhan Clash

November has historically been a difficult month in the Premier League for Arsenal, with more points dropped than in any other month.

Gunners boss Arsène Wenger will be keenly aware of this fact going into their clash with fellow title contenders Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Since their last Premier League title-winning season back in 2003/14, Arsenal have dropped points in November in all but one season, 2006.

This term, however, the London club have been in imperious form and fans will be hoping that the November hoodoo can finally be kept at bay. Without a defeat in 15 matches and in a rich vein of scoring form, Wenger’s side are certainly showing the signs of progress fans have been demanding for years.

Now, as reported by the Daily Mail, just as things are coming together for the Gunners, something of an injury crisis has quietly crept into the club and leaves the veteran manager with a selection headache for their crucial encounter with Spurs.

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on before the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at Stadium of Light on October 29, 2016 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Key Arsenal starters Theo Walcott, Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla are all reportedly carrying knocks and niggles that now sees them in a race against time to be fit for the fixture on Sunday.

Add to this the question marks over the fitness of Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs and it becomes clear that Wenger is in a spot of bother regarding his match day selection.

The summer arrivals of Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez have, however, boosted the strength and depth of the Arsenal squad and fans will be hoping that their side can maintain their impressive start to the season.

As for Wenger, he is keenly aware of his side’s perennial November slump:

“We have an opportunity to show we are ready for a challenge like that and do better than we have done historically.

“We have already started November in a positive way. I’m sure this team can face history by showing that we can do better than we have done before.”

With their cross-town rivals coming to the Emirates Stadium in three days time, fans will be able to see if Wenger’s optimism is justified.
All eyes now turn to the team sheet to see if the likes of Bellerin, Walcott and Cazorla can shake off their knocks in time for Sunday.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.