We all have one. We all have a way of coping when tragedy strikes: A breakup, a death, your favorite team losing. We all have ways of dealing with it. Some people drink, some binge eat,
I play games
It’s either Street Fighter or Borderlands, so i’m either punching and kicking people in combat in Street Fighter or i’m killing bandit and alien animals on a distant planet on Borderlands
What does this have to do with anything?
Well…Arsenal has to find a way to cope…a mechanism perhaps with all the tragedy surrounding the club. If we keep having injuries at this rate we may well be drafting the under 9s into the senior team to play Man City. That’ll be a lovely vision watching a talented 9 year old Seamus Otterwell wiggle under the legs of Yaya Toure and then 7 year old Carl Nyongo would score a goal because he’s so cute that Joe Hart wouldn’t have the heart (I did not plan that I swear) to catch the ball and would instead be ogling the child oohing and aahing at how cute he is.
Seriously though, we’ve lost 3 of the 4 players we have generally identified as our most important (Coquelin, Sanchez, Cazorla) and I truly fear watching Saturday’s game, but let me try and be an optimist.
Maybe Coquelin’s injury would force Arsene’s hand in the market and we might get the shiny new DM everyone seems to be clamouring for, it could work out and we’d get an outstanding player that would make the team better.
Sanchez’s injury may give him a chance to rest. Yes it might be enforced rest that we’d rather he didn’t have as he’s really important to us, but it’s rest that could see him recharge physically and mentally and then when he comes back he could be a super charged beast and tear opposition to minced meat– so…you know…
Well, he wasn’t always a deep lying midfielder. In fact many of us didn’t believe he’d last long there. We had survived and played well before he started there and this presents a fantastic opportunity for Ramsey to move back to the middle and really strut his stuff alongside whoever he is alongside. Let’s not forget that we should get some players back and if the injury gods will give us a bit of a reprieve we just might be able to get a semblance of a reasonable team together.
In the interim, well, let’s see. We have no idea how long Sanchez might be out. The rumours say 3 weeks. Cazorla’s too is rumoured to be a couple of months and the manager doesn’t seem so scared for Koscielny who was also hurt in the game against Norwich.
We would probably hear from the manager tomorrow or Friday and then we’ll have a better idea on how it’s going to be. We are a team with aspirations for a title and we have to act like it, to do that we have to find strength from within and start winning games even when we don’t have our squad because when all is said and done if we don’t win a title, the injuries would only be a mitigating factor, it won’t be a total defence, it’ll be seen as an excuse at best.
So we have to cope
A coping mechanism