Unai Emery didn’t seem too positive about Aaron Ramsey making a swift return from the injury he picked up in Naples, admitting he doesn’t know if the Welshman will feature again for Arsenal.
Ramsey had to be withdrawn midway through the first half in Naples, having already had a huge impact on the tie. Arsenal were 2-0 in part thanks to his first-leg goal, and his performance across the two matches to that point had been excellent in all areas of his midfield play.
Unfortunately, it appears the 28-year-old has run himself into the ground, as has regularly been the case during his time with the Gunners. Ramsey came off with an apparent hamstring problem, and Unai Emery wasn’t optimistic about the problem afterwards.
“He was in a very good moment, he was playing with a big behaviour and commitment to do something important for us,” Emery lamented. “His injury today can give us some matches without him. I don’t know if we’ll see him again before the end of the season.”
If the injury keeps Ramsey out for the usual three or four weeks, that would be enough to rule him out of the rest of the Premier League season and Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final.
There’s a possibility the future Juventus man could return in time for the end of May if the Gunners defeat Valencia and progress to the final. We’ll have to wait and see how bad the problem is after the club medical staff get a proper look at him back in London.