After his two goals against Fulham helped to seal Arsenal's first Premier League win of the season, Lukas Podolski finally got to start two games in a row.
However, his start against Fenerbahce, despite his good play, was soon a memory as barely minutes after the start of the second half he pulled his hamstring and had to be stretchered off.
At first, it seemed that three weeks was the maximum he would be out for, however Arsenal fans' fears were confirmed when Wenger revealed that Podolski will now be out for up to eight to 10 weeks because his injury is much more serious and his hamstring is 'much more damaged' than first thought.
Despite Arsenal re-signing Mathieu Flamini, it is clear that nothing can be taken for granted and Wenger needs to make a few more signings.
Possibly another defender, midfielder and goalkeeper and a striker that could help upfront with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud.
Now we have lost Podolski, we cannot risk anybody else getting injured. Wenger has four days to complete top quality signings and if he thought we were short of players before, with Podolski now out for the long term we are in an even worse position.
Yes, the team is full of talent and quality, yes the team have potential and yes they have won three games in a row and seem to be on a good run, but with a few quality signings, who is to say that we can't actually challenge for a trophy with a stronger team and possibly lift a trophy too.
The loss of Lukas Podolski for that amount of time is a huge blow both on and off the pitch, he is a team player, he loves the club and the fans, and everybody associated with Arsenal loves him especially the players and fans.
He deserved the two starts he got against Fulham and Fenerbahce and it is a shame that so early into the season he has become injured.
Arsenal fans will again have to wait to see the true talented, skilful potential of such an experienced and well loved player.
We hope Lukas will be back quicker than is expected because with him and Olivier Giroud on form, any defence can be torn up and Arsenal can be a huge threat.
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