Wenger: Arsenal have improved tremendously in this one area
By Amir Mir
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal have reduced the number of muscular injuries sustained at the club in recent seasons.
The Gunners have been plagued by injuries in recent years to players such as on-loan Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere and ex-player Abou Diaby, who were known to spend more time in the treatment room than the pitch.
At this moment in time only Wales international Aaron Ramsey is sidelined with a muscular injury that he sustained during the opening day 4-3 defeat to Liverpool.
But his club manager Wenger has hailed the medical and fitness staff for reducing the muscle injuries suffered at the club, as he gave a reasoning behind that improvement.
“I believe we have improved on the muscular injury front tremendously in the last two or three years,” said Wenger, as quoted by ESPN. “Overall on the muscular front I think we have done much better, and hopefully we can continue that.
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“It’s not one measure. It’s to analyse the level of fatigue, of recovery, the preparation as well, the prevention.
“Everything is a bit more scientific. Maybe that makes you a little bit more able to predict what could happen.
“We know the players very well now because we have data for a few years. And we can analyse, when did he get injured? The repetition of some signs, some warnings, that we know much better now.”
As a result of the club’s success in the medical department, the north London side are in red-hot form on the pitch.
Wenger’s men have recorded six wins on the bounce in the league and are level on points with leaders Manchester City with 19 after eight games.
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