Arsenal's injury list far worse than Premier League title rivals
By Peter Smith
Last Updated: 09/03/16 10:24am
Arsenal currently have more players injured than any other team in the Premier League title race.
Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista suffered problems in Arsenal's 4-0 FA Cup win at Hull City on Tuesday night, bringing the number of Gunners injured to nine.
In contrast, Manchester City and Tottenham have just three players in the treatment room, while Matty James is Leicester's only absentee, according to physioroom.com.
City are without Fabian Delph, Kevin de Bruyne and Samir Nasri, while Spurs have Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N'Jie missing.
Premier League injury table (physioroom.com)
Arsenal, who trail Premier League leaders Leicester by eight points, will hope to have a number of players back by the time they resume their title challenge at Everton on Saturday, March 19.
Boss Arsene Wenger expects Mertesacker, who suffered a cut above his eye, and Gabriel, who hurt his hamstring, to return soon, although he suggested Ramsey's thigh injury could be a longer-term problem.
Centre-back Laurent Koscielny (calf) could also return for the Goodison Park trip, with Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Petr Cech pencilled in for an early-April comeback.
Arsenal injury list (according to physioroom.com)
|Player||Injury||Predicted return date|
|Petr Cech||Calf||April 2|
|Laurent Koscielny||Calf/Shin||March 16|
|Santi Cazorla||Achilles||April 2|
|Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain||Knee||April 24|
|Jack Wilshere||Calf/Shin||April 2|