The BBC are reporting that Aaron Ramsey is a doubt for Wales midweek friendly with the Republic of Ireland due to an ankle injury.
With all due respect to any Welsh readers, Arseblog News doesn’t really care if he plays in a meaningless friendly or not, but his lack of availability for the Premier League opener against Villa does concern us.
Ramsey was on the end of a couple of bruising tackles against Man City on Saturday, so hopefully it’s just a bit sore rather than anything more serious like a twist or ligament damage.
Arsene Wenger will see most of his first team squad go away on international duty this week, with Santi Cazorla named in the Spanish squad which plays in Ecuador on Wednesday night. That game kicks off at around 9pm GMT and with a lengthy flight throw in, it seems unlikely he’ll be ready to start against Villa having missed most of pre-season due to the meaningless Confederations Cup.
With Arsenal’s squad already thin due to the departures which have taken place this summer, a couple of injuries could have a serious impact on our start to the season.
Keep your fingers crossed, folks.13,080 views