Arsenal are back in familiar territory at the top of the Premier League injury league for the season so far, with Hector Bellerin’s knock making it eight for the campaign in total.
The Gunners have actually fared better than usual in the injury department this season, or at least have coped better without players who have been absent due to their superior squad depth.
Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud have been among the main names missing in action for much of this season, while Alex Iwobi, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott have also missed the odd game.
Bellerin is Arsenal’s latest victim, ensuring the club return to their rightful place at the top of the injury table, joint with Hull City, according to data from PhysioRoom.
Gooners will be hoping the team’s recent form can be the start of a long-awaited march to Premier League glory, but with the injuries starting to pile up as we head into Arsenal’s bogey-month of November, testing times are clearly ahead.