Emery confirms major fresh blow: Arsenal star’s season ended by cruel injury
Unai Emery has confirmed a major blow with the news that Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
Unai Emery has confirmed a major blow with the news that Aaron Ramsey has played his final match for Arsenal after being ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
Ramsey had found himself back in favour under Emery over the past couple of months with the Welshman starting in key games against the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United, Watford and both legs of our Europa League quarter-final tie with Napoli.
The 28-year-old was excelling in a deeper role, however, he was forced off with a hamstring injury during the second leg victory in Naples two weeks ago and he was initially expected to be on the sidelines for around three-to-four weeks.
Ramsey has sat out Arsenal’s last three matches against Crystal Palace, Wolves and Leicester City – which all ended in defeat – and the club confirmed in their team news update earlier today that the midfielder would also miss Thursday night’s semi-final first leg against Valencia.
Reports then emerged from the BBC claiming that Ramsey’s injury was worse than first anticipated and the Welsh international had now been ruled out for the rest of the campaign.
Unfortunately, Emery has now confirmed those reports meaning Ramsey has played his final match for Arsenal before he joins Juventus on a free transfer when his contract expires on June 30th.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference this afternoon, Emery told reporters:
Emery confirms Aaron Ramsey is out for the season and would not be fit for the Europa League Final if Arsenal made it that far.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 1, 2019
Emery on Ramsey and the reception he should get from fans: "He was with us this morning. I spoke with him yesterday and he feels Arsenal and wants to enjoy with us the last matches. We have both spoken about that (missing the season) but his injury is like that," #AFC
— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) May 1, 2019
The news is a huge blow to Arsenal’s hopes of snatching a top four finish in the Premier League and winning the Europa League as Ramsey had become a vital part of our set-up in recent weeks.
We’ve sorely missed his energy and creativity in the middle of the park in recent games and it may not be excessive to suggest that his absence could end up being the key factor if we miss out on the top four.
Ramsey has been a superb servant to Arsenal since joining the club from Cardiff in 2008 and this injury is a cruel way for his career here to end. He’s scored 64 goals in 369 appearances and netted the winner in both the 2014 and 2017 FA Cup finals so he should go down as a club legend.
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