For this weekend’s away game against Bournemouth on the south coast, Arsenal may be without as many as eight players. Due to the absence of many of his regular players for the midweek victory against Brentford, Mikel Arteta was obliged to make a lot of substitutions.
Arteta claimed that William Saliba and Fabio Vieira didn’t go to west London because the former had received a “knock.” These two join the list of current sidelined players that includes Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice, Thomas Partey, and Jurrien Timber.
Supporters are unsure of what could be the cause given the lengthy list. Pitch hardness and training methods are the subject of many hypotheses and conspiracies.
In essence, player weariness and the amount of games they participate in are the most widely acknowledged factors contributing to a rise in player injuries. Carlo Ancelotti, the current head coach of Real Madrid and a former Everton manager, has given Arteta additional evidence for this notion.
David Alaba has been lost to a temporary injury for Los Blancos just before their crucial Champions League match against Napoli. The Italian offered his opinions on what he believed to be the root of the frequent problems the players are having.
Ancelotti informed the media, “David Alaba’s injury is not very serious; he could be ready against Napoli.” “The issues are international breaks. There is no time for rest because the players are worn out.
This season, there are three breaks before the new year. The first break took place in September, the second in October, and the third in November. The players must then play a huge number of contests quickly back-to-back starting in December, when the insane calendar starts.
A lot of players won’t get much of a rest, and when the current season ends and the European Championships begin, they won’t get much of a break either. Early in 2020, the African Cup of Nations will also take place, while 2024 will also feature other international competitions.
Both the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Champions League are expected to grow, which will add to the number of games that players can participate in. When will it be over?