Wenger blames hair-loss supplements for full treatment room.
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal’s injury problems could be a result of legal supplments taken by the players for ailments such as hair-loss.
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The Gunners’ Premier League title challenge has been derailed by injuries to key players like Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, and the club have slipped back into a familiar battle for fourth spot.
Critics have pointed the finger at Wenger’s training methods but the Frenchman believes legal supplements taken by the squad could be to blame.
“Some of them [muscle injuries] are down to the medication that the players take that you don’t even know about. Then you realise afterwards that they took this medication but that’s not prudent,” the Frenchman is quoted as saying by the Guardian.
He added that certain medication could affect the liver and then it “doesn’t work as well … the toxins don’t go as quickly out of the body as they should and they [the players] get tired”.
When asked to give examples of the kind of medication he was referring to, Wenger replied: “If you lose your hair and you’ve taken something to make your hair grow, it might not be good, especially for the rest of your body.”
“Medication always pushes a part of your body and is sometimes detrimental to other parts of your body.
“At the moment, we have not come to any conclusion … every case can be very different and you need to analyse very deeply why things happen. I’m surrounded by people who want to enhance their performances because they have another problem in their life and it’s not always necessarily a good thing to do.”