Aaron Ramsey is set to miss Arsenal’s mid-week clash against West Ham after suffering a hamstring problem during the Gunners 1-1 draw away to Southampton.
Ramsey appeared to be struggling during the latter stages of Arsenal’s second half against Southampton, which saw them come back to draw 1-1 after going a goal down through Charlie Austin in the third minute.
However, Arsene Wenger had already used all his substitutes and therefore had to keep the 26-year-old on the pitch until the final whistle.
After the match, the Arsenal boss revealed that the Welshman could barely run at the end of the match, which suggests that Ramsey will miss the Gunners’ trip to the London Stadium on Wednesday.
“He has a hamstring problem,” Arsene Wenger told Arsenal.com.
“In the last 10 or 12 minutes if we had him fully fit it would have helped. That’s why it’s sometimes a big gamble when you [make substitutions] early.”
West Ham will be feeling confident ahead of the match seeing as Arsenal are missing a key player and they beat Chelsea 1-0 at the weekend. However, Arsenal are still favourites at 8/13 with 888sport.
Jack Wilshere was brought on for Granit Xhaka during the stalemate at St. Mary’s, so it’s possible that Wenger could hand the 25-year-old his first Premier League start of the season against the Hammers. However, the Frenchman also has Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny available.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that Ramsey‘s hamstring problem isn’t serious, seeing as the injury-prone player has only missed one Premier League game this season. He’s also in fantastic form, scoring three and assisting eight.by