Aaron Ramsey injury is a big blow for Arsenal, admits Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger admits that Aaron Ramsey's fresh injury setback is a major blow to Arsenal's title chances
Arsene Wenger admits that Aaron Ramsey’s fresh injury setback is a major blow to Arsenal’s title chances.
The Wales international, who has been sidelined with a thigh strain since Boxing Day, has been ruled out for a further four to six weeks after suffering a recurrence of the problem in training.
We are still trying to bring one body in because of Ramsey’s setback and Flamini’s suspension
The news is the latest in a series of setbacks for Wenger after Theo Walcott was ruled out for the rest of the season and Mathieu Flamini picked up a three-game suspension following his red card at Southampton.
“Ramsey is certainly out for a few weeks, it will between four and six weeks, I count six,” Wenger said ahead of his side’s clash against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
“Of course it’s a blow for us because we lost recently Walcott for a long period. Now Ramsey is out for a long period and it’s a big setback.”
The Gunners boss said that he is hoping to bring in some midfield cover before Friday’s transfer deadline.
“I’m confident we will bring someone in today,” said Wenger. “It’s 80/20 per cent chance.
“We are still trying to bring one body in because of Ramsey’s setback and Flamini’s suspension. A midfielder is one of the solutions.”
Wenger also called on his Arsenal side to respond quickly to the disappointment of dropping points in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at Southampton.
“We are still very very close but of course we want to respond quickly after having dropped two points at Southampton,” he continued.
“We knew that Southampton could be a tricky place to go. It was, and Southampton played well but the regret we have is that we were leading in the game and got caught back.”