Arsenal boss provides update after Ramsey & Kolasinac suffer injuries against Chelsea

By on August 2, 2018

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Unai Emery has provided an update on Aaron Ramsey and Sead Kolasinac after they picked up knocks during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea last night.

Ramsey was initially named in the starting eleven to face Chelsea in our International Champions Cup clash in Dublin but he was withdrawn from the squad shortly before kick off.

The Welsh international was replaced in the side by 18-year-old Emile Smith Rowe – who signed a new long-term contract at the club on Tuesday.

The clubs Twitter account later revealed that Ramsey had complained of a calf problem during the pre-match warm up so Emery decided to withdraw him as a precaution.

Kolasinac did start the match at left-back but the Bosnian international limped off midway through the second period at the Aviva Stadium after suffering what appeared to be a thigh injury.

The 25-year-old was replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the 70th minute and left the field clutching his right thigh – although I’ve seen other reports suggest he may have suffered a knee injury.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Emery suggested that Ramsey’s injury is only a minor one but hinted that Kolasinac’s issue could be more serious. Both players will be assessed by the clubs medical team before the full extent of the injuries is known.

Emery is quoted as saying by the Independent.

“He has one muscular injury and we decided not to start him playing the match because he is maybe a bigger risk for him. I am waiting for the medical assessment and not a big problem.”

“Ramsey not a big problem, but Kolasinac is maybe different because it is his leg. For that, we are waiting for the medical analysis.”

We’ll have to wait and see how serious the injuries are but both players could now be doubts for Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Manchester City on August 12th.

It would obviously be a huge blow to lose Ramsey as he’s a vital part of our starting eleven and it would also be a concern to lose Kolasinac as Nacho Monreal is lacking in match fitness having only recently returned to pre-season training.