Wenger delivers latest Arsenal injury update after Leicester win
Arsene Wenger reveals that both Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey picked up injuries on Tuesday night
Arsene Wenger has revealed that both Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey picked up injuries during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Leicester on Tuesday night.
Sanchez was brought off in the 68th minute of the Premier League clash in north London with a suspected knee injury, while Ramsey was replaced shortly after coming on as a substitute himself due to a hamstring strain.
The Arsenal manager confirmed that the pair had both suffered problems and will be assessed in the coming days.
“Sanchez got a knock on his knee,” Wenger told his post-match news conference on Tuesday night.
“I don’t think he was himself. From the moment he got this knock, he was never really comfortable.
“I don’t know for how long he will be out and whether he will be out or not. I haven’t seen the doctor.”
Quizzed about Ramsey, Wenger continued: “I don’t know how bad it is yet. Just visually, it didn’t look good. When a guy stops straight away and sits down, that’s not good news.
“There’s a recurrence now of a few muscular injuries and it’s difficult – we haven’t found out why. I basically left him out today because I wanted to be cautious with him.
“I had to bring him on – I had a hesitation between Mathieu Flamini and him – because we lacked a a bit of offensive power. It was not the best of decisions.”
The Gunners took the lead in the 27th minute when Laurent Koscielny poked home from a corner. Theo Walcott doubled his side’s advantage in the 41st minute when he fired home from 10 yards.
City rallied after the break and Andrej Kramaric netted just after the hour-mark to set up a tense finale in north London, but Arsenal held on to move back into fourth place in the table.