Arsenal Percentage of Season Missed by Players Through Injury


EVERYONE COMPLAINS ABOUT HAVING INJURED PLAYERS – especially impact players that are essential to team success. It always seems that just when you’ve gotten those players off of the physio table and back onto the pitch, someone else goes right back in.

It begs the question: Just how much was that particular player missing?

In order to answer this, we’ve produced an team-by-team series that assesses just how much each player was not contributing. It starts with the first week of the season and counts each week a player was a statistic in our weekly Injury League table: From 13 Aug 2014 through 21 Jan 2015.


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Mark J. Fine

Yank (native New Yorker, no less) and self-proclaimed Anglophile that has aspired to make tea at the BBC as a career opportunity, ever since discovering it on shortwave radio circa 1974. See what I did right there?

  • Gunnercanuck

    The stats are wrong. Abou Diaby and Serge Gnabry have been unavailable almost the entire season (Diaby made one appearance in the Capital One Cup and Gnabry made one appearance for the Reserves).

    • MarkJFine

      Question may be a difference between the terms “injured” and
      “available”. Yes, I know Diaby and Gnabry have both been MIA. But, there
      was a large portion of time at the beginning of the season where they
      were in training, and not officially listed as “injured” – much the same
      way Walcott came off the injured list but didn’t appear for almost a
      month. I can guarantee that the stats are not wrong.