Arsenal injury record: Gunners players have missed more games than Chelsea and Tottenham put together

Arsenal Jack Wilshere injury
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has not played since November. (Source: Getty)
Aaron Ramsey is the latest Arsenal player to find himself back on the treatment table after suffering his third hamstring injury of the season during the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over Leicester earlier this week.
 
It’s a story that’s become all too familiar for Arsenal fans. The team takes a step forward in the league, but a star player takes a step back into the physio room. Rolled eyes and resigned sighs will accompany the news amongst the Emirates faithful, who have had to get used to supporting the most injured team at the top of the Premier League.
 
In total, a cumulative 1,823 games have been missed by crocked Arsenal players since the beginning of the 2008/2009 season. That’s more than London rivals Chelsea (532) and Tottenham (980) put together.
 
Ramsey himself has been out more than most, having been officially ruled out of 68 games in that time period. Only seven players have been out longer. 
 
Unsurprisingly it’s Abou Diaby who tops the list with a total of 203 games missed through his long line of injuries. Diaby has spent 1,078 days since 2008 as officially out of action, although due to the struggles to get “match fit” for first team games, the period out of the side probably stretches a lot further.
 
The most common ailment in the Arsenal squad during that time is the cruciate ligament injury which has struck down Theo Walcott (282 days), Emmanuel Frimpong (419 days) and Diaby (388 days).
INJURY RECORD
Since the beginning of the 2008/2009 season, Arsenal players have missed a total of 1,823 games through injury - more than any other club which has qualified for the Champions League in that period.

Such is the extent of Arsenal’s injury problems that their five most injured players since 2008 have missed more games than every single Chelsea player.

Cumulatively, Arsenal players have missed almost 2,000 games, while Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham’s absences haven’t reached 1,000.
TOTAL NUMBER OF GAMES MISSED THROUGH INJURIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
Arsenal's Missing Men
The 10 players who have missed the most games for Arsenal since the beginning of the 2009/2010 Premier League season. Click on each player to find out more details.
Abou Diaby
Injuries
  • 03/10/2014 - 02/02/2015
    33 games
    (Thigh muscle strain)
  • 28/03/2013 - 25/08/2014
    4 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 03/10/2014 - 20/04/2014
    61 games
    (Cruciate ligament rupture)
  • 23/02/2013 - 13/03/2013
    3 games
    (Calf problems)
  • 29/09/2012 - 04/01/2013
    22 games
    (Thigh muscle strain)
  • 28/04/2012 - 15/05/2012
    3 games
    (Calf problems)
  • 03/03/2012 - 20/03/2012
    3 games
    (N/A)
  • 27/11/2011 - 03/03/2012
    20 games
    (Muscular problems)
  • 11/07/2011 - 19/11/2011
    20 games
    (N/A)
  • 20/04/2011 - 22/05/2011
    6 games
    (Calf problems)
  • 29/12/2010 - 30/01/2011
    10 games
    (Strain)
  • 17/10/2010 - 18/12/2010
    15 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 11/09/2010 - 25/09/2010
    5 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 20/01/2010 - 10/02/2010
    6 games
    (Calf problems)
Total games missed: 203
Jack Wilshere
Injuries
  • 22/11/2014 - Present
    23 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 05/03/2014 - 01/05/2014
    11 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 02/03/2014 - 15/04/2014
    9 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 02/11/2013 - 08/11/2013
    2 games
    (Sprained Ankle)
  • 11/03/2013 - 10/04/2013
    4 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 22/05/2012 - 24/09/2012
    6 games
    (Knee-OP)
  • 01/02/2012 - 15/05/2012
    19 games
    (Fatigue Fracture)
  • 26/09/2011 - 31/01/2012
    25 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 31/07/2011 - 25/09/2011
    10 games
    (Sprained Ankle)
  • 20/11/2009 - 02/12/2009
    4 games
    (Malleolar injury)
Total games missed: 113
Thomas Vermaelen
Injuries
  • 31/07/2014 - 31/08/2014
    8 games
    (Thigh Muscle Strain)
  • 10/05/2014 - 15/05/2014
    1 game
    (Knee injury)
  • 04/01/2014 - 28/02/2014
    11 games
    (Knee Problems)
  • 11/07/2013 - 11/09/2013
    5 games
    (Fatigue Fracture)
  • 31/01/2013 - 15/02/2013
    2 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 23/01/2013 - 29/01/2013
    2 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 20/09/2012 - 28/09/2012
    2 games
    (Cold)
  • 31/12/2011 - 22/01/2012
    5 games
    (Strain)
  • 05/09/2011 - 25/10/2011
    11 games
    (Achilles tendon surgery)
  • 07/09/2010 - 28/04/2011
    51 games
    (Achilles tendon problems)
  • 16/04/2010 - 10/05/2010
    4 games
    (Calf Problems)
Total games missed: 102
Kieran Gibbs
Injuries
  • 17/08/2014 - 02/09/2014
    4 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 30/12/2013 - 13/01/2014
    3 games
    (Calf Problems)
  • 02/11/2013 - 05/11/2013
    1 game
    (Calf Problems)
  • 30/01/2013 - 11/03/2013
    7 games
    (Thigh Muscle Strain)
  • 06/10/2012 - 24/11/2012
    11 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 17/11/2011 - 01/02/2012
    17 games
    (Operation)
  • 16/10/2011 - 16/11/2011
    7 games
    (Strained Abdominal Muscle)
  • 16/08/2011 - 28/08/2011
    4 games
    (Strain)
  • 08/12/2010 - 04/01/2011
    5 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 28/09/2010 - 16/10/2010
    3 games
    (Calf Problems)
  • 24/11/2009 - 01/05/2010
    33 games
    (Metatarsal fracture)
Total games missed: 95
Theo Walcott
Injuries
  • 19/11/2014 - 18/12/2014
    7 games
    (Groin strain)
  • 06/01/2014 - 15/10/2014
    38 games
    (Cruciate Ligament Rupture)
  • 22/09/2013 - 21/11/2013
    12 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 01/12/2012 - 15/12/2012
    4 games
    (Calf problems)
  • 17/11/2012 - 28/11/2012
    4 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 10/11/2012 - 17/11/2012
    2 games
    (Muscle Injury)
  • 12/10/2012 - 25/10/2012
    2 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 21/04/2012 - 12/05/2012
    3 games
    (Strain)
  • 23/02/2011 - 02/04/2011
    8 games
    (Sprained Ankle)
  • 08/09/2010 - 16/10/2010
    8 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 22/08/2009 - 12/09/2009
    4 games
    (Back trouble)
  • 13/08/2009 - 18/08/2009
    2 games
    (Back trouble)
Total games missed: 94
Lukasz Fabianski
Injuries
  • 14/04/2013 - 10/05/2013
    4 games
    (Fractured Rib)
  • 20/10/2012 - 22/01/2013
    23 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 11/09/2012 - 19/10/2012
    7 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 08/01/2011 - 23/05/2011
    28 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 11/12/2010 - 27/12/2010
    2 games
    (Hip problems)
  • 20/11/2009 - 29/11/2009
    3 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 12/08/2009 - 12/10/2009
    12 games
    (Knee Problems)
Total games missed: 79
Aaron Ramsey
Injuries
  • 12/02/2015 - Present
    ?
    (Hamstring Injury)
  • 09/12/2014 - 11/01/2015
    8 games
    (Hamstring Injury)
  • 27/09/2014 - 18/10/2014
    4 games
    (Hamstring Injury)
  • 26/12/2013 - 02/04/2014
    21 games
    (Thigh Muscle Strain)
  • 25/02/2012 - 12/03/2012
    4 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 05/02/2012 - 09/02/2012
    0 games
    (Calf Problems)
  • 27/02/2010 - 06/11/2010
    30 games
    (Unknown injury)
Total games missed: 68
Johan Djourou
Injuries
  • 19/04/2014 - 30/04/2014
    4 games
    (Abductor muscle tear)
  • 29/02/2012 - 05/03/2012
    1 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 18/12/2011 - 27/12/2011
    3 games
    (Groin strain)
  • 12/03/2011 - 17/04/2011
    5 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 12/08/2009 - 03/04/2010
    49 games
    (Knee-Op)
Total games missed: 62
Mikel Arteta
Injuries
  • 15/01/2015 - 15/04/2015
    14 games
    (Unknown injury)
  • 26/11/2014 - 14/01/2015
    12 games
    (Calf Problems)
  • 06/11/2014 - 20/11/2014
    1 game
    (Thigh Muscle Strain)
  • 29/09/2012 - 04/01/2013
    22 games
    (Thigh muscle strain)
  • 27/09/2014 - 06/10/2014
    3 games
    (Calf problems)
  • 20/08/2014 - 10/09/2014
    3 games
    (Malleolar injury)
  • 10/08/2013 - 20/09/2013
    7 games
    (Hamstring Injury)
  • 10/01/2013 - 01/02/2013
    6 games
    (Calf Injury)
  • 16/04/2012 - 15/05/20123
    5 games
    (Ligament Injury)
  • 03/03/2012 - 12/03/2012
    3 games
    (Concussion)
  • 13/01/2012 - 29/01/2012
    3 games
    (Calf Problems)
Total games missed: 57
Emmanuel Frimpong
Injuries
  • 06/02/2012 - 17/09/2012
    40 games
    (Cruciate Ligament Rupture)
  • 18/08/2010 - 01/03/2011
    15 games
    (Cruciate Ligament Rupture)
Total games missed: 55

All data courtesy of transfermarkt.co.uk

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