Arsenal‘s injury report seems to be getting longer and longer by the day, and the most recent injury to Francis Coquelin will only further complicate things for Arsene Wenger’s plans. Luckily, the team will get a slight boost in the near future now that Aaron Ramsey has returned to training.
According to the Daily Mail, Ramsey is back with Arsenal after missing several months to injuries suffered during the summer. Though not removed from the injury report just yet – and certainly not in time for their Champions League match on Tuesday – his imminent return will provide a breath of relief to the damaged middle.
Unfortunately, Arsene Wenger also revealed that Coquelin will miss about two months with a knee injury.
Coquelin will be joined on the sideline by Mikel Arteta, who also left Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion early with an injury of his own.
‘It is a difficult moment for us yes,’ Wenger said [per Daily Mail]. ‘In the last two games we took one point out of six and that is very difficult and very disappointing when you are on such a great run. We have to come back quickly and focus.
‘Losing to West Brom is a severe disappointment. We cannot change it and the only thing we can do is bounce back on Tuesday night.’
To date, the injury list for Arsenal includes: Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, and Tomas Rosicky.
Should Arsenal lose their Champions League match on Tuesday to Dinamo Zagreb, they will be eliminated from the Champions League and fail to qualify for Europa League. A draw would still result in their Champions League elimination but make the Europa League achievable. A win would make the Champions League winnable only if Olympiakos lose to Bayern Munich and then again to Arsenal in Matchday Six.
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