Just when all seems to be going well for Arsenal on both the domestic and continental fronts, the squad suffers a set back and a heavy blow as key player, Aaron Ramsey pulled up what looked like a serious hamstring injury. The Wales international limped off the field of play during the match against Bayern Munich and was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain while he moved down the tunnel with the medical team for treatment. Wenger confirmed the seriousness of the injury after the match, claiming it is a tough one for the Welsh, and he is down.
Although the team will have to wait for further scans and assessment of the right hamstring before it is concluded how long Ramsey would be spending on the treatment table, but he isn’t expected to return to the field of play until few weeks’ time.
An hamstring injury takes a considerable amount of time to heal and recuperate, and it is best given much rest and not rushed so as to prevent a recurrence after a short while. He might not be fully fit until November ending, and would most likely miss the Derby against city rivals, Tottenham.
His time on the injury sidelines has automatically ruled him out of the return leg against Bayern Munich away from home, while he could also be set to miss 2 high-profile League matches; weekend’s game against Everton, and the Swansea City match. The Sheffield Wednesday fixture too isn’t a certainty, making it 5 matches in total he is likely to miss. All will be coming before the next international break, and his exclusion from the Wales squad for action during the break might get him available for the visit to West Brom. Wenger will have to do with Chamberlain in his absence.