Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey is set to miss a month of action following a hamstring injury he picked up during Sunday’s match. The Welshman has had a career plagued with injuries and this is yet another blow for the midfielder (via The Telegraph).
A bad afternoon got worse for Gunners fans when they saw Aaron Ramsey hobble off in the 61st minute clutching his hamstring. The Welshman was excellent for his country during the summer and showed that form at times during the first half of the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool.
It was an injury which will only add fuel to the controversy over Wenger’s decision to rest some of his players while playing others. Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey both took part in international tournaments this summer but took to the Emirates pitch while Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, and Laurent Koscielny watched from the sidelines.
Wenger claimed responsibility for the injury. “I pushed Ramsey in and he got injured,” he said after the Liverpool match.” It’s a very difficult situation to sort out because the players come back late because of the Euros and on top of that, you play them and they get injured. If you don’t play them you miss them.”
One thing which softens the blow for Gunners fans is the impending international break. Ramsey will definitely miss the matches against Leicester and Watford in the coming weeks but the players will be leaving the Emirates for international duty in early September.
Aaron Ramsey is expected to return to action on September 10 for the match against Southampton at the Emirates. Let’s hope he comes back full fit and rested and starts showing the kind of form he displayed in France during the summer.