Ramsey to miss 6 weeks with recurrence of thigh injury

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Aaron Ramsey is set to miss the next 6 weeks after suffering a recurrence of his thigh injury in training. Arsene Wenger said after tonight’s game against Southampton, “Ramsey is out for longer than we expected. He had a little setback in training. The same muscle.”

The Welshman was due back this week but picked up the knock and is set for another spell on the sidelines. He’d been out since December 26th with an injury picked up against West Ham and this latest issue creates a big problem for Arsene Wenger.

With Mathieu Flamini now banned for 3 games, meaning he misses Palace, Liverpool and Man United; and with Jack Wilshere out for an undetermined period with an ankle problem, the Gunners midfield options are dwindling at the most important time of the season.

More on this when we have it.

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Ger

When it rains, it pours.

Pooner

I liked it because I dislike it! 🙁

Ö

Big trouble. We have one CM, a seemingly unfit and out of form Arteta. I assume Ox will play deep if Wilshere doesn’t return but we really are very thin all of a sudden. Probably also means Frimpong won’t be leaving this window.

TV5

From John Cross @ The Mirror

Aaron Ramsey has suffered a setback in training – but nowhere did Wenger say six weeks. They’re hoping it’s much shorter and small setback

Where did the 4-6 weeks come from? That tosser @ goal.com?

Just watched Wenger’s press conference, definitely didn’t give off the impression it was serious setback.

InTheNorthBank

I’m also hoping this is the case, TV5. Wayne Veysey (and goal.com in general) has a tendency to pluck sh*te out of his arse – so I’m hoping that Ramsey’s ‘setback’ is more like 2-3 weeks.

Weng(unn)er

He was out with a thigh strain and Arsene is yet to confim this. But still, let’s hope for the best.

Dracular

who said we don’t need at least one more new body in this team? Not Arsene, hell no not Arsene!!!!!

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It just keeps getting worse and worse.

First Walcott for 6 months, now Ramsey for 6 weeks. We keep getting injuries left and right.
Rosicky broke his nose, then Wilshere has an ankle problem, unbelievable, all key players who offer the most attacking threat. Who’s next now?
With Flamini banned for 3 games, our midfield seems light once more. God forbid, i hope Ozil doesn’t get any injuries.

Market is still open, Arsene. Do something before it turns to regret.

2013-2014 = 2003-2004
2013-2014 = 2003-2004

Happy birthday Gideon Zelalem, fancy facing Bayern fucking Munich at the ripe old age of 17?

Rob

Remember Fabregas vs Juventus when he was 16/17…. He ran a newly departed Vieira absolutely ragged.

If he plays like that then bring it on!

Kai

Is Zelalem ahead of Frimpong already for first team place? What is happening with Frimpong?

SciGunner

Where did you get the 6-week timeline from?
This is what Arsene said after the match and in the post match press conference
After the match “He had a setback yesterday in training. I hope it’s not for too long but certainly not for Sunday’s game.”
Post match press conference : Aaron Ramsey is out for longer than we expected because he had a little setback in training yesterday. So I couldn’t bring him here. It’s the same muscle he did a bit again so we have to be cautious this time.

Toure Motors

Bag of shite

InTheNorthBank

This is awful.

Evan

If true, it could be a huge barrier for us in the title race. I have all confidence in the rest of the lads stepping up but some injuries are simply harder to overcome than others.

GreekTragedy

Fuck. This is very bad news. Can we thrash out a deal before the end of the month. That’s got to be priority.

wow

much pain such sad many miss. wow

damien joyce

FFFUUCCKKKKKKK!!!!!

Did Flamini know this when he lunged in two footed!!!

percyofgod

Flamini really pissed me off today. He should have known better.

fecal smear

Especially such an experienced player.

I think that Flamini has got too caught up in being the bad man of our midfield and he just needs to concentrate on the football sometimes.

CescuallyFrustrated

Don’t worry guys maybe Diaby will come back. LANS.

Parisian Weetabix

They’re piling on the misery now.

Mind you, apparently Theo survived a heart transplant so I guess that’s something…

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AllGunsABlazin

I miss Kanu…

percyofgod

What did we do to the injury god?

percyofgod

Arteta and Flamini in the midfield will never work. Miss Wilshere and Rosicky today!! Gutted!!

TV5

In fairness Flamini and Arteta ruled the midfield against Napoli at the Emirates, so not strictly true….it definitely didn’t work for the first 45mins tonight though. No argument there.

rawgooner

I think if we had Miss Wilshire in today she might have done better. (I’ll get my coat)

COYG!

*Gulp*

A Yank In King Arsene's West Stand
A Yank In King Arsene's West Stand

Fuckity fuck fuck.

goonytunes

my god I hope we sign the DRAX now

cj

he’s injured too though

Bendtner's hair band

Realistically, this looks like the beginning of the end.

Isn’t hope all we have now.

A Yank In King Arsene's West Stand
A Yank In King Arsene's West Stand

No, we have Szczesny, Fabianski, Viviano, Sagna, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Monreal, Gibbs, Rosicky, Arteta, Cazorla, Zelalem, Frimpong, Chamberlain, Ozil, Gnabry, Park, Ryo, Podolski, Bendtner, and Giroud.

Daft Aider

Park? 😮
There is optimism and then there is insanity

A Yank In King Arsene's West Stand
A Yank In King Arsene's West Stand

Well, I figured if I left him off the list, someone would chime in with “You forgot Park!” 🙂

AllGunsABlazin

Lol, Park

Heroldgoon

Lol frimpong!

Bendtner's hair band

And you honestly believe they will see us through against the wealth of world-class players that the sugar daddy City and Chelsea have at their disposals?

Like I said, there is hope. We can do it, just like any other team that mathematically can. Realism and probability is a whole different matter, though.

When you start throwing in names like Park, Ryo and a talented but too-young Zelalem, as if the quantity of names make up for something, you know we’re massive underdogs.

Bolbol Sima

We’ve always been massive underdogs; since the beginning of the season till the point we “were” leaders. Nothing has changed on that front. That’s the way we like it. Less pressure that way and more glory when we pull it off, which I have the confidence we will.

I won’t be too devastated if u don’t pull it off either. We’ve come a long way this season from whence we were the past 2-3 seasons and there’s only good things to come in the near future.

Heads up high, Gunners!

DB10

We should have been more determined in this transfer window – before this injury pile up decimated our squad. From ‘riches of depth’ in midfield to virtually no midfiled in a month. We have no choice now but to get weaving in the transfer market, simply as a matter of necessity. Why is it also that when our best players return from injury they seemingly don’t make an impact? Look at the Dutch skunk last night.

veryxerioz gunner

Frim who??? i thought he now plays ping-pong with a certain Mr. park

DJGOONER

woah woah! this is all speculation at this point, hopefully from pressing latching on to our poor performance and going overly dramatic. Until I hear it from anyone official i dont believe it, COYG

DJGOONER

*press not pressing

Glocken

Fuck fuck fuck! Nigel De Jong on loan?

Daft Aider

Squad depth and overall poor returns to fitness for the club were always going to bite us in the arse at some point

Curse Words

What in the fucking fuck. Fuck

Witoldo

Oh man. A Black Tuesday.

Witoldo

On the other hand, we have a comfortable buffer for making sure we at least bring back the Fourth-Place Trophy.

prinz poldi

WENGER AAHHHHHAAAA.

deano

Man of the match Friday. 5 minutes tonight!

dgaj

Ahhh. tonight makes a little more sense now. Tonight team selection was just bullshit for the opposition. But it looks like we are suffering a bit of a creative midfield fitness crises at the moment. Areta AND Flamini on the same pitch? I thought we learned that lesson earlier this season but this as I said makes a little more sense.

Goon

Yup. Arteta and Flamini just don’t play as well together.

with the left and the right
with the left and the right

that midfield duo was absolutely absent in that first half. were it not for Ozil driving the team forward in the second we would have not picked up anything. W/o either Wilshere or Ramsey to switch defense into attack we really have no imagination going forward.

anonymGooner

I think this time Wenger put the duo together becasue he didn’t have much choice. It’s same story with Arteta every time he returns from injury his performance is so poor. Let’s hope we get back jacky boy or Rosicky for the next match

Gunnar

Cabaye?

Rezatron

What’s the update on Rosicky?

Jesper

Without game changers like Walcott and Ramsey during this period, with a team that (even though we’ve won the games we’ve had in front of us recently) is out of form, I hate to say it, but I think it’s going to be too tough to catch up with City and Chelski. I feel empty.

greysox

Woah, woah, woah. Catch up? Lets wait till we’re actually behind them before we start crying ourselves to sleep eh.

Tim Twatjoy

Interesting to know if the club purposely delayed this news till after the PUMA announcement…

Hendi

Considering there are photos online of Ramsey training yesterday after the PUMA announcement I doubt it.

WaterfallTears

Tears flow down my eyes into the core depth of my soul

Heroldgoon

Go ahead Arsene, take it easy, lie down and relax. its not like we needed a signing even before this.

And the result today was a disgrace can’t hold on to a lead? is this 2011 all over again?

Bobby the beast

Will you do everyone a favour and go fuck off away from this site. Go piss off some of your real madrid buddies for a change. We dropped two points and played poorly god fucking forbid that might happen every once in a while. Jesus people like you pissed me off more than a defeat.

Heroldgoon

“Yes” men like you piss me off than a defeat

Bobby the beast

And how’s that may I ask?

Heroldgoon

Wenger: “We played in the 2nd gear, Southampton played in the 4th gear – I don’t want to look for excuses.”

Yet you’re here telling me different? we are going for the league and second gear is what we’re operating on? good luck. we play soton and suddenly we make them look like Bayern munich, shaw is good but we let him be roberto carlos tonight. Is ten men an excuse to say a draw is good enough? not in my or any prem champions books. Yes men like you try to make the best of the worse situation and never ever acknowledge s shit performance. The disgrace is not drawing to sotn but for failing to hold on to a freaking lead!

TV5

Calling a point away to Southampton ‘a disgrace’, just makes you sound like you don’t know what you are talking about. Was that the goal?

anonymGooner

you’re just of those plastic fans and you also doesn’t understand football so shut up please! calling a point to southampton a disgrace ? they played very well tonight and deserved that point more than us. I think this result came in the exact right time to ring alarm bell for Wenger, he will for sure analyse it very carefully and might now go for one or two names in this transfer market

Heroldgoon

Now could you repeat that but this time under clear glasses not rose tinted ones. Me? plastic??? you must think im a citeh fan.

veryxerioz gunner

actually i think you are Na$ri’s kid bro

LBGooner

Step up the Ox!

Lasagna

Worst fucking thuesday in a long long time.

afolabi ademakinwa

Go for Alex Song plsssss

kafka

go for f**k yoself, please

brooklyngooner

fuck this news, what a shit night

ZenithReptile

Ugh. How many of us thought we needed more numbers at the start of the season? This is pretty disappointing news. Hope tonight wasn’t a precursor to the unraveling. It would be really, really nice to see us fuck Crystal Palace up massively on Sunday. We could really do with thumping someone for once rather than just hanging in there or barely scraping by.

Gooner5151

Gutted for Ramsey, god only knew how much we miss his energy.

FiremanSam

We really missed Ramsey and Wilshere tonight and Rosicky of course. Those boys bring a lot of spirit and energy to the team which we were badly lacking tonight.

FiremanSam

Any theories why Podi was brought on so late??

D.I.L.Y.

Just to waste time and hanging on the draw.

prinz poldi

poldi ARSENAL out SCHALKE04 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SB

Injuries, suspension, dropped points, hope this is one-off rather than shit hitting the fan

ghanagunner

funny how ppl are calling this black tuesday already. We will still pull through. This is a game we should have lost. but even as bad as we were i saw some fight in some players like Ozil today. something that doesnt happen too often IMO

L

Can’t be arsed to read all comments so maybe this has already been said but Flamini is out for four matches, he’s been suspended once already this season.

Aveba

Don’t think a “little setback” means he is back at square one.
Can’t see where that “6weeks” comes out.

Daniella No. 9

Am I the only one who thinks TV5 has the potential to fill in well for Flamini? Good mobility, strong passer, and plenty of steel . . .

Jeff

Been saying this for two seasons now, & also think we need Zelalem to step up potentially, there are matches in PL where he could absorb twenty minutes or so… Feel like the team response to the Ramsey news if the reason for lack of passion in first half, is worst news of the day! We are better than that surely, too many win ugly performances of late…

FiremanSam

Yeah was good to see Ozil stepping up in the second half. Hitting the bar though .. kind of sums up our night ;-(

Dan Lamb

The sewer rats are out . Take cover

Pedro

And suddenly the midfield looks a bit light, considering the run of games coming up. Nevertheless, this is where our mental strength needs to step up.

Michael

How is this possible?? How many times??? We need Gary Lewin back.

xiper

Wenger on Ramsey’s injury: “He had a setback yesterday in training. I hope it’s not for too long but certainly not for Sunday’s game.”

Doesn’t sound like 6 weeks out from this assessment. Hopefully he’s back for Liverpool next week.

Dial square

How many fucking times do we hear “picked up a knock” or “suffered a setback” for fuck sake, am on such a fucking downer now, how things can change in just two hours, fucking unbelievable…

Nerdm

Look at Man utd, with all that quality players on the team, some bad results and they go out and buy a World-class player such as Mata… We should do the same if we want to contend for any of the competitions we’re still in. And no, I’m not writing this because I’m upset with tonight’s result (even though we were awful and, quite frankly, didn’t deserve the one point we got.) AND NOW THIS, THIS SHOULD BE A WAKE-UP CALL.

AP

They don’t have a lot of quality players and they don’t just have SOME bad results.

mike

geezers keep the faith. a point away is not that bad/great. akb.

MacedonianGooner

Well…f*ck!

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