Well, this last few weeks haven’t been good news for Arsenal on the injury front.

First we find out Rosicky will be not be back for the start of the season. It is looking more like the end of September now.

“According to plans I should be back on the field in September.”

“I’ve been walking without crutches for three weeks and preparing myself to train for two,” he added on his personal website.

Rosicky sustained a hamstring injury at the Emirates against Newcastle Utd in the FA Cup victory.

Then we get to Eduardo, who broke his leg against Birmingham at St. Andrews in February this year. Eduardo was expected to return to pre-season training. However, his progress isn’t as far as we thought. He resume training before the end of September, so we are looking at the end of the year to having him fully fit.

Finally, Kolo Toure has been struck with malaria and will also miss the start of the season.

A source close to the Arsenal squad said: “It was obvious to everyone Kolo was not feeling himself when he met up with the squad.

“He was rushed to hospital and tests showed up that he had contracted the disease. ”

“The medical staff are very concerned about him and are trying to work out how long he will be out for. ”

“This would be disastrous for the team because he is one of the leaders of the side and a very important player.”

So now do we need a defender? More than likely Senderos will replace Toure, but should we buy a permanent CB?

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