Arsenal’s shocking injury record in one picture

Arsenal are once again looking at a selection dilemma. After the North London Derby over the weekend, Arsene Wenger’s ranks are further depleted, with Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey major concerns following the clash.

All major football teams get injuries, that’s just a part of top level sport. But why oh why to the Gunners get so many? It seems that every other week the Emirates Stadium outfit are crowbarring new players in to cover for crocked stars, and this image below sums up the extent of the problem in the last decade.

Modelled around Olivier Giroud – who’s out until 2015 – the picture illustrates statistics of types of injury. 107 hamstring problems in 10 years? Ouch.

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