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Wenger confirms huge injury blow – key man expected to miss 5 games
Arsene Wenger has confirmed Aaron Ramsey has suffered a hamstring injury and is set for another spell on the treatment table.
Ramsey pulled up holding his right hamstring during our 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich last night and immediately signalled to the bench that his game was over.
The Welshman limped from the field to be replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 57th minute and headed straight down the tunnel with the physio.
Arsene confirmed to Arsenal.com after the game that Ramsey is ‘down’ and has told him the hamstring injury is ‘a tough one’ – which I assume means it’s serious:
He [Ramsey] is alright but very down because he told me that his hamstring is quite a tough one. He is out.
A normal hamstring injury would take around three weeks to heal but a ‘tough’ one is likely to be even longer so unless he makes a miraculous recovery, I wouldn’t expect Ramsey back before the end of the next international break at the earliest.
The best-case scenario for me is that Rambo is available to face West Brom on November 21st which means he’d miss our next five games against Everton, Sheffield Wednesday, Swansea, Bayern Munich and Tottenham before the players head off on international duty.
He’s set to undergo further tests today and let’s hope for positive news but the hamstring is one muscle you don’t want to mess around with or it will just keep getting worse, so let’s not rush him back.
A full month will hopefully be enough time to recover which means Ramsey should be available for the trip to the Hawthorns next month.