Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by a decent Norwich City side.
Rio Ferdinand says Arsenal have suffered a bad day at the office as they drew 1-1 at Norwich City and suffered two further injury worries, the former Manchester United man wrote on Twitter.
The Gunners headed into the encounter with a long injury list containing key players such as Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Francis Coquelin.
With Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alex Sanchez also battling fitness, Arsene Wenger couldn’t afford any more setbacks yet he was cruelly dealt one ten minutes into the contest.
Laurent Koscielny had to be replaced by Gabriel Paulista due to a hip injury, before a Mesut Ozil opener and Lewis Grabban equaliser ensued in an action-packed opening 45 minutes.
The Gunners looked to inject more urgency in the second half, yet their attempts fell flat and Alexis Sanchez’s withdrawal with a hamstring problem was a real bitter pill to swallow.
The 1-1 draw wasn’t the ideal result for Wenger’s side, but two more potential injury layoffs will hit them hard and Ferdinand feels it has been a bad day overall for the North Londoners.
Chance missed for Arsenal...bad day for them...injuries to 2 major players...Norwich superb 2nd half— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) noviembre 29, 2015
The decision to play Sanchez considering his run of games was always going to be risky one but Wenger arguably had little other choice in terms of alternative options.
The Chilean international has pretty much played non-stop football since for two-half-a-half years, what with the World Cup and Copa America falling in successive summers.
Wenger has already mentioned his plan to give Sanchez a break, yet injuries to fellow key players leaves them light upfront and backs the French boss into a corner - damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.
As for the result, an away draw at Norwich wasn’t the best outcome though with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur also only picking up draws, they haven’t lost too much ground.