Arsenal injury list: Joel Campbell is the only outfield player not to be injured in 2015 after Santi Cazorla ruled out

Campbell is the only player among Arsenal's squad not to pick up an injury this calendar year

Jack de Menezes@JackdeMenezes
Monday 30 November 2015 13:13
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Santi Cazorla, Petr Cech and Gabriel Paulista react to conceding a goal against Norwich
Santi Cazorla, Petr Cech and Gabriel Paulista react to conceding a goal against Norwich

Arsene Wenger is always quick to play down Arsenal’s injury troubles, even if it means that his selection decisions for each match is severely hampered by the lack of players available to him.

The manager continues to claim that the club do not have a deep-rooted problem when it comes to keeping players fit, but a look at Arsenal’s injury record in 2015 alone makes rather grim reading for the Gunners.

In fact, Costa Roca forward Joel Campbell is the only outfield player currently in the first-team squad who has not suffered an injury or illness this calendar year, and the 23-year-old has made just 10 appearances regardless.

It all started way back on the 3 January, when Kieran Gibbs picked up an ankle injury having already missed Arsenal’s last previous game with injury.

Many soon followed, with Arsenal’s squad depleted by an alarming 18 different injuries in the first three months of the year. While the injuries obviously lessened during the summer with little football being played, they quickly picked up again one the new season got underway, and the numbers now suggest that things are worse than ever at the Emirates.

Here’s the complete list of Arsenal’s injuries in 2015:

January – 6 (number of injuries that month)

Kieran Gibbs (ankle)

Calum Chambers (illness)

Mathieu Debuchy (Dislocated shoulder)

Mikel Arteta (ankle)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin)

Alexis Sanchez (hamstring)

February – 5

Aaron Ramsey (hamstring)

Alexis Sanchez (knee)

Hector Bellerin (ankle)

Mathieu Flamini (hamstring)

Jack Wilshere (ankle)

March – 7

Wojciech Szczesny (illness)

Nacho Monreal (back)

Gabriel Paulista (hamstring)

Tomas Rosicky (illness)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring)

Mesut Özil (illness)

Danny Welbeck (knee)

April – 5

Wojciech Szczesny (rib)

Laurent Koscielny (groin)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin)

Per Mertesacker (ankle)

Mathieu Debuchy (hamstring)

May – 3

Danny Welbeck (knee)

Aaron Ramsey (ankle)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring)

June – 2

Olivier Giroud (calf)

Tomas Rosicky (knee)

July – 1

Mikel Arteta (calf)

August – 5

Jack Wilshere (calf)

Hector Bellerin (hip)

Laurent Koscielny (hamstring)

Per Mertesacker (illness)

Mesut Özil (knee)

September – 4

Francis Coquelin (knee)

Mathieu Flamini (hamstring)

Mikel Arteta (thigh)

Laurent Koscielny (hamstring)

October – 7

David Ospina (shoulder)

Aaron Ramsey (hamstring)

Mikel Arteta (ankle)

Per Mertesacker (illness)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring)

Theo Walcott (hamstring)

Hector Bellerin (groin)

November – 7

Laurent Koscielny (hip)

Mikel Arteta (calf)

Francis Coquelin (knee ligament)

Kieran Gibbs (calf)

Laurent Koscielny (hip)

Alexis Sanchez (hamstring)

Santi Cazorla (knee)

To make matters worse, the only other player in Arsenal's ranks who has not suffered an injury during his time with the Gunners - Petr Cech - picked up two injuries earlier in the year with Chelsea.

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