Barcelona will have to face Arsenal without Sandro, who has been ruled out for up to seven weeks with a hamstring injury.

The two go head-to-head in the Champions League once again on Wednesday with Arsenal facing a mammoth task to qualify. While we’d no doubt prefer that the player missing was one of

While we’d no doubt prefer that the player missing was one of Neymar, Suarez or Messi (all three being out would be like going through a season unbeaten – unthinkable) but we’ll take what we can get.

Sandro has 20 appearances so far this season but after picking up the hamstring problem in training, he may not make many more before the campaign ends. With just three goals and two assists, his absence is hardly a devastating blow to the Catalans. IT certainly will impact them less than the loss of Aaron Ramsey will be for Arsenal.

It will certainly impact them less than the loss of Aaron Ramsey will for Arsenal.

The Welshman will be out for at least four weeks with a thigh strain that he picked up against Hull.

It’s not the first time that thigh problems have kept Rambo from playing this season. He missed the 5-1 defeat in Munich with the same issue as well as the Premier League games against Everton, Swansea, Spurs and West Brom.

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Thighs, it seems, are the new hamstrings for Aaron.