Arsene Wenger says Aaron Ramsey is struggling to overcome his current hamstring problem, and that the midfielder won’t be back until after the next Interlull.
The Welshman complained of an injury at half-time during the 4-3 opening day defeat to Liverpool but was not taken off. Eventually he aggravated the problem to such an extent that he was replaced and hasn’t played a game since.
Asked about his return yesterday the Arsenal manager said, “Aaron Ramsey is still struggling with his hamstring and I don’t think that he will be available for our next game against Basel or at Burnley, so before the break he will not be available.
“He is not completely free in his mind yet to push completely, so we stop him every time when he has a little pain. He is in the last days of his rehab and as long as he is not completely comfortable, we do not push him.
“We had a few disappointments because he was close to joining again and every time he is not completely ready. Not far, but we have to be cautious with him.”
Arsenal play FC Basel next week in the Champions League before a trip to Burnley in the Premier League on October 2nd. After that there are international games, so hopefully Ramsey will be ready by then.