Bad news for Arsenal on the injury front

Aaron Ramsey will not be returning to the Arsenal side this weekend as expected while it seems like Laurent Koscielny will be out for longer than the two weeks originally reported.

The Welsh midfielder, who has been out with a thigh injury since Boxing day, had been expected to return to the side for their game against Manchester City on Saturday.

Speaking after his team’s draw against Swansea on Tuesday night, manager Arsene Wenger revealed that Ramsey was still at least two weeks away from a return.

The news will no doubt come as both a disappointment and a concern for Arsenal fans who have seen Ramsey’s comeback date consistently be pushed back.

Injuries to the Arsenal squad have been a consistent theme throughout this season, and with Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott all also out they are starting to take their toll on the rest of the squad and impact on their performances and results.

Wenger’s post match comments were hardly reassuring either, as he said about Wilshere, Ramsey and Koscielny

None of them are close to coming back. Koscielny is out for a while. After that Ozil, I don’t know but at least two or three weeks. Ramsey is perhaps the closest. He is two weeks maybe.

Wenger also pointed to how injuries have been making things difficult for his side, saying

We have not too much room to come back into it, but we have to get some players back. It is difficult to fight with half the team out.

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Lee Hurley

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