Gareth Bale suffers from swelling which could keep him out for the 'Clasico', the game between Real Madrid and Barcelona. This is his 25th setback since he arrived at Madrid, one more than what he suffered at Tottenham Hotspur.
Unfortunately, Arsenal are not improving. They have gone nine games in a row without a win, their worst record for 42 years. The change of coach has not helped in turning the situation around, which is also influencing the squad's morale a lot.
After all the controversy surrounding the Spanish Supercopa being played in Saudi Arabia, things seem to have calmed down a bit, but there is still one problem: the players will have to face very different temperatures than what their bodies are currently used to.