Unai Emery fears Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey for at least a few matches after the midfielder appeared to pull his hamstring in the 1-0 Europa League win over Napoli.
The Wales international was in obvious discomfort after he stretched into a challenge in the first half and was immediately substituted.
While the extent of the injury remains unclear, it’s fair to assume that any tweak to that part of the body could entail at least three weeks on the sidelines.
Worryingly, if it’s a proper tear to the muscle, it could mean the 28-year-old has played his final game for us before his summer switch to Juventus.
Asked about Ramsey following his side’s success in Italy, Emery said: “He was in a very big moment, with big behaviour and commitment to do something important, helping us on the pitch. But the injury today will give us some matches without him.
“It’s a muscular injury. Normally it’s going to be some weeks out of the team.
“But he was in a very good moment and working very well. We have other players… we need every player.”
Pressed on whether the Welshman could be out for the rest of the season, the Spaniard replied, “I don’t know.”
Fingers crossed it’s not too bad. Given his form in recent weeks, Ramsey’s absence will be a real blow. What’s more, given his 11 years of service to the club, we’d hate not to be able to give him a fitting send-off.
No doubt, we’ll get an update in the build-up to the Crystal Palace game on Sunday.