The BBC’s David Ornstein says Aaron Ramsey’s hamstring injury has ended his season prematurely.
The Welshman picked up the problem in the first half of the 1-0 win over Napoli in Italy and it now looks as though that will have been his final appearance in an Arsenal shirt. The midfielder is set to join Juventus on a free contract this summer.
Arsenal’s medical team continue to say that Ramsey’s situation is being assessed but Ornstein has it on good authority that the player has lost his battle to return inside the next month.
Speaking to the BBC, Ornstein said: “Aaron Ramsey’s Arsenal career is over after it emerged he will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring problem.
“It was hoped he might recover in time to feature before the end of the Premier League campaign or a potential Europa League final. But the 28-year-old needs longer to recover and has therefore played his last game for the club.”
In obvious discomfort when he was substituted at the San Paolo, we did fear at the time that Ramsey had sustained a serious problem. It’s very sad news for all concerned, not just from a sentimental point of view, but also because he had played his way back into form. In his absense we’ve lost three consecutive matches.
Presumably, Arsenal fans will get a chance to say goodbye on Sunday in the post-Brighton lap of appreciation. Alas, he won’t be signing off with another cup final goal.
Goodbye Welsh Jesus. ?