Ivan Gazidis memberitahu peralatan baru yang akan membantu skuad perubatan Arsenal musim depan untuk meredakan sedikit masalah kecederaan yang bertambah serius yang sering menimpa Arsenal setiap musim sehingga menjejaskan peluang Arsenal meraih kejuaraan pertama sejak 2005..
"If there are things we can do [to prevent injuries] we will do them.. For example, we've introduced a GPS system this year for the first time.. This is tracking literally from satellites in space, the training movements on the training field of every player.."
"It gives you a lot of information.. It tells you not just how far the players are running and how fast they are running and what levels of intense activity they have in training.. It also measures something called 'the load' - and this is literally the amount of time a player's foot is on the ground while he is running.."
"You can see if you have a player coming up to a risk of injury in a subsequent game because you can see two things in general: one is that their work-rate comes down in training and secondly their 'load' increases.. In other words, their foot stays on the ground for longer when they run.. When you are feeling good and feeling active you are more on your toes.. When you're not, you're more on your heels.. That can help you to predict when players are in a dangerous situation.."
Namun Ivan Gazidis mengakui teknologi ini akan mengambil banyak masa sebelum ianya boleh membantu skuad Arsenal.. Namun ianya perlaburan yang berbaloi untu masa hadapan..
"Unfortunately to get the full benefits of that and fully understand it you need to have a long record of any individual player so it takes a while to build up because every player is different.. It takes a while to build that record to get the full benefit of that system.. We're unlikely to see the benefits really coming through until the second half of next year.. But that's the type of investment - and there are others - that we are making to try and push forward and get ourselves to the cutting edge with respect to our injury management.."
Atikah harap dengan teknologi baru ini pemain Arsenal tidak lagi akan mengalami masalah kecederaan serius.. Dan ini juga akan dapat membantu sedikit sebanyak peluang kejuaraan Arsenal musim depan.. Adios!!