Arsenal slipped up once again and failed to capitalize on the other Premier League results from the weekend, as the Gunners could only manage a 1-1 draw against Norwich.
However the result wasnâ€™t the only negative thing to happen for Arsenal fans as both Laurent Koscielny and Alexis SĂˇnchez came off with injuries. This is what the manager had to say about the injuries and how long the players would be out for:
The players are there to play football and not to be rested when the press decides they need to be rested.
on if Alexisâ€™ injury is seriousâ€¦
He says it is a kick on his hamstring. I fear the reality is worse than that.
on whether Alexis is putting on a brave faceâ€¦
Of course, like everybody. Nobody is scientifically developed enough, not even the press, to predict exactly when a guy would be injured. I must say that with all humility we are not position to predict that, despite all our test he looked alright.
on whether he was okay during the weekâ€¦
We checked him and when you have no force and no middle stretch in your hamstring then there is no problem and he had that.
on whether Alexis is tiredâ€¦
I believe that it is normal that a player gives everything in a game and Iâ€™m surprised you are surprised.
on the importance of Alexisâ€¦
You have plenty of players across Europe who play every single game and at the moment we are short as Walcott is not there, Welbeck is not there, Oxlade-Chamberlain is just coming back. I can take a gamble on one and in case I can take a gamble on another one.
It was also reported after the game that Santi Cazorla also picked up a knock but had to play on as Arsenal had made all three of their substitutions:
on Cazorlaâ€™s injuryâ€¦
In the first half he got a kick on the knee and it got worse. I donâ€™t know if he has jaded his knee ligament or he it was just a kick on the nerve but the worrying thing was it got worse during the game. For Koscielny it was a kick on his hip and he could not move at all. We have to assess all of that.