Arsene Wenger says that Aaron Ramsey is feeling ‘very down’ after he limped off the pitch during the 2-0 win over Bayern Munich this evening.
The midfielder pulled up with what was a hamstring strain early in the second half, replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and although there’s no official time frame yet, it’s usually a 3 week minimum.
After the game, the Arsenal manager said, “He is alright but very down because he told me that his hamstring is quite a tough one. He is out.”
And the removal of Alexis seemed precautionary also after his gruelling recent spell.
“Alexis, you could see he was a bit jaded physically tonight and he still pushes himself so much but he finished exhausted. The two games with Chile, plus travelling, plus Watford, plus tonight, it is too much.”
It seems obvious we’ll have to shuffle a bit for Saturday, but we can worry about that closer to the time.