I don’t know what it is with the Arsenal medical staff, but the Gunners seem to lose more top players to injuries every season than anyone else in Europe,. And barely six weeks into a new season another injury crisis is hitting Arsenal.
On Monday ESPMN reported that midfielder Aaron Ramsey is likely to be out “for about a month” with the hamstring injury he picked up against Tottenham at the weekend. Ramsey joins defensive duo Mathieu Debuchy and Nacho Monreal following their injuries earlier this month, and Laurent Koscielny who continues to nurse an Achilles problem in the training room.
The Welsh midfielder immediately signalled that he needed to be replaced as he went down injured just before half-time in the 1-1 North London derby draw and now it has been confirmed that he damaged his hamstring in the incident.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had already ruled Ramsey out of Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Galatasaray and Sunday’s Premier League trip to Chelsea, but he will now face an extended period on the sidelines.
Ramsey will now miss the home game against Hull, the Champions League trip to Anderlecht and the Premier League clash against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light if he is ruled out for the month of October.
Mikel Arteta, who also picked up injuries in the Tottenham game on Saturday, but both are major doubts for the Galatasaray game on Wednesday and the match at Chelsea.