On Wednesday, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger said that his team was consumed by food poisoning in Shanghai, which ruled key players out of their match.
In this pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich in China, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud were unfit to play, whereas Sead Kolasinac regurgitated on the field and needed to be replaced.
Wenger blamed it on food poisoning, saying that Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey had also been unwell.
“The doctor thinks it is food poisoning. I don't know what they may have eaten," said a concerned Wenger.
According to ESPN, when asked if the long-haul flights to different time zones and weather conditions are worth it, Wenger said: “It is a good question. Unfortunately sometimes I give bad answers to good questions. But if you ask me if it is ideal physically to prepare, I say certainly not.”
Despite these trials, Arsenal prevailed as the score stood at 1-1, and 3-2 at penalties in favour of the Gunners.
Arsenal’s medical team insists that it may have been a stomach bug that caused the upset, and spread throughout the camp, instead of food poisoning. The good news is that regardless of what affected the team, they have all been reported fit the morning after and were expected to engage in a light training session says Daily Mail.