It is not just the current Arsenal team that is troubled by ongoing injury problems, it seems that the up-and-coming youngsters are also suffering this season, and the two Arsenal players on loan at Colchester United have destroyed the form of Joe Dunne’s team.
Eastmond had to return to Arsenal this weekend after breaking his metatarsal in training on Friday, and Sanchez Watt earlier returned with a serious hamstring injury. Dunne is extremely angry that the team is useless without his Arsenal loanees.
Colchester were toothless in the 2-0 defeat at home to Oldham this weekend, and Dunne’s anger turned into a rant at the U’s team. He said: “We’ve lost Craig for good.
“He’s fractured a metatarsal. He twisted his foot in the ground at the very end of training.
“Craig’s out for six weeks so he goes back to Arsenal.
“As I said to the players at half-time – are we really just those three loan signings (Eastmond, Watt and Jabo Ibehre) team?
“Is that what we are, just a Craig Eastmond type midfield and a Sanchez Watt type attack?
“It shouldn’t come to that. It shouldn’t just be down to three players to come in and shake up a whole system.
“But it really does look like that now, doesn’t it?”
So, although we should be unhappy that two more promising Arsenal youngsters are out injured, I guess we should be happy that they were having such a positive impact before they were forced to return…..