Arsenal fans have long dreaded November as each season, for as long as they can recall, their side’s Premier League title ambitions have taken a dent. Following the latest injury update, it appears the wheels might be about to come off again for Arsène Wenger’s side.
Having started the season so strongly, fans will be wondering how, all of a sudden, they could possibly be so despondent ahead of their Premier League clash with Manchester United. With only one loss so far this term, the Gunners have been spoken of as true title contenders this term.
Sitting two points off the top of the table, Arsenal are enjoying one of their best ever starts to the season. Injury concerns, however, may be about to put the brakes on title talk as news is emerging today, via the Daily Mail, that joining Santi Cazorla on the sidelines is Spain international Hector Bellerin.
The 21-year-old only recently signed a massive contract extension with the London club and is regarded as one of Wenger’s most important defensive players.
According to Wenger, Bellerin picked up a knock to his ankle against Tottenham on November 6th and it looks set to keep him out of action for the next four weeks.
“Hector is out for four weeks, he was injured in the last 10 seconds against Spurs with a strong tackle from Danny Rose.”
With Cazorla already ruled out and with the fitness of star striker Alexis Sanchez now a concern for the veteran manager, fans will surely be taking a less than optimistic approach to their upcoming games.
As for Wenger, you might expect him to be wondering if Arsenal’s November curse has struck again.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena
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