Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has reportedly been ruled out for four weeks due to a hamstring injury, according to reports in the Guardian.
The Welsh international was very impressive in the Champions League group game against Galatasaray and even scored 2 goals, but was taken off at half time due to an injury.
The report states that the 23 year old will be ruled out for four weeks with the latest hamstring problem he suffered during the Champions League game in Turkey. The midfielder was forced off at half-time after complaining of tightness in a hamstring and despite initial diagnosis suggesting that he would be fit for Newcastle, the result of a scan has brought bad news.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in his pre-match press conference did not confirm the extent of the injury, but suggested that the midfielder will not play against Newcastle on Saturday. He said:
He is out.
We got the scan last night, I don’t know enough to give the extent of his injury.
The comments don’t make much sense as the result of the scan should definitely be enough to determine the extent of injury, but it seems Wenger isn’t interested in letting the news out. If we go by the report then the midfielder will miss the games against Liverpool, QPR, West Ham and may be Southampton too.
The Gunners have already lost Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere to injuries and Ramsey joining them will be a big setback to Wenger. The Welshman was brilliant for most part of the last season and even scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final, which ended Arsenal’s long standing trophy drought.
However he hasn’t been able to replicate that form this season due to some persistent injuries, but appeared to have regained his form with his display in the Champions League in the midweek only to find himself on the sidelines again. Even when not at his best, he remains a key component of the Gunners midfield and is pivotal to the attack.
It’s definitely a big blow to loose him and with Wilshere also not available, Wenger will have to slot in either Rosicky or Cazorla into that position. Cazorla hasn’t been consistent enough this campaign, while Rosicky has hardly played so whoever replaces him will have to put in a credible job.
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