We all feared the worst when Aaron Ramsey came on as a substitute against Hull City and was swiftly substituted himself, and our fears have now been confirmed as he faces at least six weeks out with a thigh strain, according to the Daily Mail.
Ramsey was on the field for just a quarter of an hour before he pulled up awkwardly, and was quickly replaced by Jeff Reine-Adelaide. His injury is a blow to our FA Cup and Premier League aspirations, especially as we already have so many injuries in that department.
Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla are also on the injured list while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – who can also play in midfield if required – has recently joined them. This leaves us really short in midfield, and means Arsene Wenger’s options are fairly limited. Mathieu Flamini, Mohamed Elneny, and Francis Coquelin will have to share the two roles between the three of them, at least until Cazorla returns.
It’s yet to be confirmed exactly how long Ramsey could be out for, but initial reports suggest he could miss more than six weeks. He’s set to undergo more testing in the coming days, when we should get more of an idea about exactly how long he’ll be out of action.
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The reports suggest he could potentially miss the entire campaign, which would be an unbelievable blow. Our season is once again set to be totally derailed by injuries, and this couldn’t possibly have come at a worse time. The fixtures are coming thick and fast, and we’re in a real battle to get any kind of silverware this season. We’re still in with a great chance of winning something, but depth is going to be key.