Arsenal has really been unlucky with the injuries of the players this season.
The strength of their squad has already been halved by the injury of the big players and last night, one more name got added to it as Gabriel Paulista, the Brazilian centre-half, injured his hammy playing versus the Rangers.
Paulista is not that prominent a player for the Gunners, but, recently, he had started featuring in the heart of defence and had been going fine. Arsene Wenger could have done with him till the end of the season.
Hamstring injuries happen to be pretty nasty at times and it can make a player remain out for weeks.
In some cases, if it’s quite bad and can even take months. There is no definite time period for recovery.
And, that’s why; Wenger said that he was not sure how long Paulista would be out for.
The Frenchman, however, admitted that it’s unlikely that the defender would be coming back in less than 3 weeks.
After the game which his team clinched narrowly by 2-1, Wenger was quoted as saying, “I can’t tell you much about Gabriel. The only thing I know is that he pulled up his hammy and he was hurting enough to leave the pitch.”
“These sorts of injuries generally take 20 days or so. Let’s see. I can only hope that he comes back soon.”
Despite having to struggle with so many injury issues, the Gunners are three in the league.
It would be only fair to say that they would probably have been challenging for the title if they had all their players available for most parts of the season.
Gabriel has 3 games next to his name at Arsenal. He came to the Emirates last year in winters leaving the Spanish club Villarreal.