When Tomas Rosicky wasn’t even on the bench for the game against Man City, the Twinternet went made with theories about why that would be. They included:
- Falling out with Arsene Wenger
- Imminent transfer
- Been eaten by Michael Johnson
- Running off to join a heavy metal rock band called ‘Billy and Boingers’
The truth is a lot more mundane, with Arsene Wenger confirming a calf injury.
“Rosicky is still out,” he told the official site. “He has a little calf problem. I wanted to involve him tomorrow night but it’s too short.”
But, along with Lukasz Fabianski and Mikel Arteta, they’re Arsenal’s only absences for tomorrow night other than the suspended Laurent Koscielny.
And there was even some encouraging news about Arteta, with Wenger saying, “Arteta’s injury could be shorter than three weeks because it’s a minor calf strain. It’s a light grade one so it could be quicker than three weeks.”