Aaron Ramsey missed out on Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Spurs after picking up a groin injury.
On Saturday morning, the rumour that Ramsey was set to miss out on the North London Derby began doing the rounds.
Groin injury for Ramsey.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) February 10, 2018
Arsenal’s website and Arsene Wenger confirmed the news. It emerged that the 27-year-old was out with a “minor groin injury”.
Wenger to @btsportfootball: "Ramsey's injured and couldn't participate. We are an attacking team and I've put one more defensive midfielder in." pic.twitter.com/2oq2YatHxZ
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) February 10, 2018
Jack Wilshere and Mohamed Elneny started instead and they were probably two of Arsenal’s least horrific players on the afternoon.
According to football.london, Ramsey picked the injury up in training on Friday and no decision has been made over whether he’ll travel to Sweden to face Östersunds FK in the Europa League this week.
Hopefully the groin injury isn’t too serious. Arsenal suffer when Ramsey’s not on the pitch and if the side are without the midfielder for another long stint, they could be in real trouble.
The Wales international has already missed 10 matches (and counting) due to injury this term.
Apart from losing Ramsey ahead of the clash, Arsenal managed to keep everyone fit during the 1-0 defeat at Wembley. All the side come away with is bruised egos.
Although that’s probably because they barely got on the ball – they didn’t have a chance to get injured.