Aaron Ramsey has become the second Arsenal player to suffer an injury before the current round of international matches has even begun.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal acknowledges the fans as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on January 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal acknowledges the fans as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on January 19, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Ramsey is set to miss Wales’ first game of the break against Trinidad and Tobago with a slight knock to his thigh. He follows the lead of Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who has developed an ankle problem without yet playing a game for Greece.

The good news is that Ramsey should be back to face Slovakia, in Wales’ opening Euro 2020 qualifier. If that’s the case, his injury is unlikely to have any effect on Arsenal. Still, it’s not exactly encouraging that so many Arsenal players seem to be picking up potential injury issues right before the final stretch of the season.

If Arsenal keep progressing in the Europa League, there aren’t going to be many breaks in April and May. The Gunners already have eight league games and two European matches to play in a month and 12 days, and that will increase if they make it past Napoli.

Hopefully, Wales and Greece are just being overly cautious, and the two players will return without any problems.

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