Arsenal Blow As Key Man To Miss Another Two Games With Hamstring Injury
Arsenal have been dealt a blow ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Hull City with a key man set to miss another two games through injury
Arsenal have been dealt a blow ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Hull City with Aaron Ramsey set to miss another two games with a hamstring injury, according to the Evening Standard.
Ramsey has been on the treatment table since suffering the problem during the second half of our 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at the Emirates on the opening weekend of the new season.
The midfielder was initially expected to be back in action after the international break earlier this month but the 25-year-old was subsequently ruled out of last weekend’s win over Southampton and the Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
Ramsey returned to full training at London Colney at the start of this week and there were hopes he’d be passed fit to make his return for the trip to the KCOM Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
However, the Evening Standard claim that the Welsh international has once again been ruled out of action this weekend as he’s still not ready to make his comeback and he’s also expected to miss Tuesday’s EFL Cup clash at Nottingham Forest.
Arsene Wenger is set to make wholesale changes to his team for the trip to the City Ground for the third round meeting so Ramsey isn’t likely to be risked meaning he’s targetting a return to action against Chelsea next weekend.
It certainly makes sense not to rush Ramsey back as he’s suffered setbacks in the past when we’ve pushed him too hard following a muscle injury so I’d back the clubs decision to keep him back for the Chelsea game in eight days time.
The newspaper also says that Theo Walcott is a doubt to face Hull tomorrow as he continues to nurse a minor knee injury that kept him out of the Champions League draw at Paris St Germain in midweek.
Walcott has been training with the squad today and Wenger will make a final decision over his availability after the session at London Colney before the squad head off to the North East.