Unai Emery says a quick chat with Aaron Ramsey has him hopeful that the Wales international will be able to return to action within three weeks.
The midfielder had to be substituted in the first half of last night’s 1-0 win over Napoli after tweaking his left hamstring as he overstretched into a challenge.
Given his obvious discomfort there were fears that it could be a season – and indeed Arsenal career – ending injury.
Thankfully, it looks as though we’ve not seen the last of Rambo.
Speaking on Friday, Emery revealed: “We spoke about that – ‘Maybe in two or three weeks I can play some matches’ – and we are going to wait for that.”
The boss also stressed how important the midfielder has been since he agreed to sign for Juventus. Emery had appeared reluctant to start Ramsey in games in the aftermath of the club pulling the plug on a new deal.
“He is a very important player but his confusion maybe did not give us the performances he is doing now,” Emery said.
“In the last few matches his performances have been amazing and helping us a lot in the key moments this season. His injury is bad news.”
While a three-week absence will rule out a farewell from the Emirates crowd, he could be back for the second leg of our Europa League semi-final away at Valencia and the final league game of the season at Burnley. All going well, he could sign off with a trip to Baku.