Former Arsenal's iconic manager Arsene Wenger has said he is at fault for the near career-ending injuries suffered by two of his former players.
Emerging as very young bright talents in the English game, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, unfortunately, suffered infamous injuries under Wenger.
Ramsey broke his leg against Stoke City, though he later recovered, he would struggle with persistent muscle injuries throughout his career.
As for Wilshere, the English star's career has simply been marked by endless ankle niggles.
Wenger has said that the game has come a long way before the protection players get to enjoy these days.
"I see more positivity. Before there was more kicking and I must say the media allowed that. The VAR has brought more respect for the offensive game," he said to the Telegraph.
"Sometimes the more technical guys were kicked. Why? It was not very encouraging. We have moved forward from that.
‘We (Arsenal) always tried. It was a frustration sometimes. When I look back at players like (Jack) Wilshere, (Aaron) Ramsey who have been injured early in their career and when you are a manager you feel very responsible for that," the Frenchman concluded.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta's Gunners have EFL Cup action to train for, as lower-division hopefuls Wimbledon visit the Emirates.