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14th Aug 2015

Arsenal predictably dominate the most injured Premier League XI of the 21st century


It must be rather frustrating for clubs to be shelling out millions in wages for a player who’s sat in the sick bay – the Wilshere factor if you will.

But Wilshere doesn’t actually feature at all in the team of Premier League players who have suffered most with injuries since the turn of the century.

Arsenal still dominate the XI with Theo Walcott, Tomas Rosicky and everyone’s favourite patient Abou Diaby, with the trio having spent a combined 4,374 days out injured. put the injured XI together and calculated the overall cost that the time spent out of action had on the respective clubs based on the average wages of a Premier League player from last season.

Half of the 10 outfield players are still plying their trade in the top flight – we wonder if their managers have any regrets.

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