Depth

Many pundits like to point out that Arsenal have no depth. They say we have too many similar types of players.

This year, the following players have been injured and missed multiple games for us:

Manuel Almunia, Abou Diaby, Cesc Fabregas, Philippe Senderos, Tomas Rosicky, Samir Nasri, Eduardo, Robin van Persie, Carlos Vela, Theo Walcott, Denilson, Aaron Ramsey, Mikael Silvestre, Jack Wilshere, Johan Djourou, Lukasz Fabianski, Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Eboue, Kieran Gibbs, Fran Merida, and Nicklas Bendtner.

Additionally, William Gallas and Andrey Arshavin clearly is carrying some knocks but playing through the pain and Alex Song has departed for the Africa Cup of Nations.

So what does this tell us?

One, we have depth. We have real depth. If we didn’t, we’d be closer to 8th like Liverpool.

Two, Vermaelen and Gallas have been huge for us. If they get injured, both Sol and Mikael need to step up big time.

Three, Alex Song is one of the best holding players in the Premier League.

We can be frustrated by our injuries, but clearly the team pushes on. That is the mark of a winning side.

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