Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey who has not kicked a ball for the team since he got injured on the 26th of December last year has suffered another setback. The player, who was Arsenal’s top performer during the first half of the season, was due back from injury before the Spurs match.
The Daily Mail reports that the player, who is expected to be out for another 2 weeks may not feature for more than a couple of matches for his club before the season draws to a close in May.
Ramsey suffered a knock in the match he played against West Ham United on Boxing Day. The Gunners would have given anything to have the player who was in the run for player of the season due to his scintillating performances during the first half of the season.
This season has seen a lot of improvements on his performances; adding more goals to his game. The club is looking to extend his contract according to various reports in the media, and this might not be unconnected with his performances since the current league season started last August.
While all Gunners may feel unhappy that Ramsey may not be available to help win the title; they should however, take solace in the fact that he is likely to play important role in the FA Cup semi final match against Wigan, and possibly in the final.
The FA Cup remains Arsenal’s only realistic chance of winning a trophy this year after it dropped further down the ladder in the current league standing. The Gunners were beating 6-0 last Saturday by Chelsea, and fell further behind the leading packs by being forced to a draw last Tuesday by Swansea City at the Emirate.
As the team take on Man City this weekend, one can only hope that the players play with serious intentions to redeem their season. Though, no one as at yet knows the Arsenal that would turn up on Saturday; it is important that the team play its heart out in order to maintain their top 4 status.
Arsenal’s injury crisis over the years, this season in particular continues to baffle me as we seem to have too many cases of setbacks. The cases of players like Podoski, Wilshere, Rosicky, and Diaby do not present us something to cheer about.
As the manager recently spoke during an interview, something needs to be done to correct this problem. Perhaps, there should be an overhaul of our medical personnel in order to avoid similar problems as another season comes to an end and another one approaches.