I know that lots of Arsenal fans will not be too upset with the news that the Ivorian winger ans striker, Gervinho, is injured, as his form has dropped dramatically recently. Arsenal are already groaning under the weight of injury problems, however, and Gervinho is the top scorer for the Gunners so far this season.
Arsenal got two great boosts yesterday with the return of Bacary Sagna and Jack Wilshere to the first team. Both players were better than we had any right to expect, and will take some pressure of Wenger’s shoulders. Walcott also made his return but then we lost Gervinho with an ankle injury and it seems it may be some time before he returns, according to Wenger.
“It’s an ankle problem, and how damaged the ankle is we will have to wait 24 hours to know more, but it doesn’t look good.”
Gervinho had been taking the pressure off Olivier Giroud in the central striking role but his form has dropped dramatically recently. Coincidentally or not, it has coincided with Arsenal;s loss of form. Gervinho was caught up in the rioting when he played for the Ivory Coast recently, could this have affected him?
Hopefully, his ankle will heal soon. It could work out well for Arsenal if so. Gervinho perhaps needed a few games off but if he had been dropped it may have knocked his confidence even further. Walcott can get some chances in the striker role along with Giroud and, hopefully, Gervinho can return soon to a team that is playing well and winning again.