Supporters disagree with Erik ten Hag’s claim that Arsenal are “lucky” with injuries.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag recently commented on the availability of Arsenal’s squad this season, but his remarks have been criticized by fans who believe that injuries have also affected the Gunners.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have had to contend with absences due to injuries and suspensions throughout the current campaign…….Continue Reading
Key players such as Christian Eriksen and Casemiro have been out for extended periods due to injury or suspension, and others like Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek have also missed games.
Even more recently, Alejandro Garnacho picked up an injury in their game against Southampton and will be out for several weeks.
While United have struggled with injuries and suspensions, Arsenal has also been hit with several setbacks, including Emile Smith-Rowe, who has played only 110 minutes this season due to injuries, and Kieran Tierney, Mohamed Elneny, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Eddie Nketiah, and Thomas Partey, who have all been sidelined for significant periods.
Despite these challenges, both teams will need to continue to work hard to overcome their injuries and compete at the highest level.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of their Europa League clash against Real Betis on Thursday, Erik ten Hag made some interesting comments on the subject.
“I think we have only had one game when we have had the full squad available,” he said. “Every other time in the season we have had a player suspended, injured or ill.”
He added: “Of course you see Arsenal and they almost have a full squad available all the time.”
Gabriel Jesus suffered a medial collateral ligament injury on international duty in November and needed surgery to correct the issue.
The Brazilian forward marked his return last week by coming on as a second-half substitute against Fulham but if you look back again, the Gunners have been hit with more setbacks.
Below are some comments by fans to counter Ten hag’s argument:
One said: “This just isn’t true at all,” while another wrote: “He does not watch us, whatsoever.”
A third commented: “We’ve literally been without our main striker for four months. Zinny missed 7 games, one of our top scorers last year been out for months (ESR). Partey missed Old Trafford fixture and missed game with City. Because we’re in a good place they need to find ways to play it down.”
A fourth added: “This guys such a moaner. We’ve had Partey, Zinchenko and Jesus all injured for significant periods this season and all are integral to the way we play.”