Aaron Ramsey’s recurrent hamstring problem is back again, and this time around Goal reports that Arsenal fear the 24-year old could be set to miss the whole of November due to the injury he sustained during the Gunners’ Champions League victory over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night at the Emirates stadium.
Arsenal edge the encounter with a 2-0 victory courtesy of goals from Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil. However, Ramsey limped off the field of the play in the 57th minute while the score was still 0-0 – meaning the Gunners’ victory came at a huge price.
The Wales international will undergo further assessments at the club’s London Colney training base today, but the verdict from the medical team who examined the injury initially was that there has been a Grade II tear – which normally keeps players out of action for four to six weeks.
The hamstring problem is the latest of muscle injuries for Ramsey and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to rush the Welshman back this time around. This means the former Cardiff City midfielder could return to full fitness in December.
“He’s alright but very down,” Wenger said of Ramey after Arsenal’s victory over Bayern.
“He told me he injured his hamstring. It’s quite a tough one.”
Clearly, Ramsey has every right to be ‘down’ as this is his fourth hamstring injury in the space of 12 months and will see the Wales international miss crucial games for the Gunners, starting from Saturday’s clash against Everton, as well as clashes against Tottenham and Bayern.
His previous three muscle problems had a notable influence in Ramsey’s ability to influence games with the 24-year old failing to replicate the form he showed in the 2013/14 season – a form which saw him earn a contract worth £100,000-a-week at the Emirates.
Ramsey’s inability to call the shots for Arsenal from the midfield allowed Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla establish himself as the Gunners’ first choice central midfielder. Ramsey has been forced to play on the wings ever since then.
And now with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vying for a starting berth on the wings, Ramsey could find his makeshift role usurped once again by the time he recovers fully from the injury.