Saturday, December 28, 2013

Aaron Ramsey’s thigh injury put Arsenal under pressure

Arsenal football club is facing the threat of being deprived of the service of their top scorer Aaron Ramsey for at least one month due to thigh injury. The 23-year-old midfielder, who underwent a scan after injuring his thigh in the 3-1 Boxing Day win against West Ham United, is now waiting for the results. If the scan reveals any tear or serious damage on his thigh then Ramsey will have to sit out for six to eight weeks which will be a big blow to Arsenal and manager Arsène Wenger. Arsenal will have to play six games next month which will start on Sunday against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
If Aaron Ramsey is declared unfit then Arsène Wenger will have to find a suitable player to replace him. It is not yet decided who is going to replace him in the squad. The Welshman is the highest goal scorer for his club scoring 13 goals in all competitions.
It is sure that his absence will put extra pressure on lone striker Olivier Giroud, who is yet to make score since November 23. It is expected that he will be replaced by Lukas Podolski.

Good news is that Jack Wilshere has made his return from suspension and central defender Laurent Koscielny is likely to be fit. Their presence will strengthen the squad.