Aaron Ramsey suffered a hamstring injury against Napoli on Thursday (Picture: REX)Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out for up to three weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury during Arsenal’s Europa League win over Napoli on Thursday.
The 28-year-old was forced off just moments before Alexandre Lacazette’s stunning 30-yard free kick which effectively sealed Arsenal’s passage through to the semi-finals of the competition for the second season in a row.
After failing to agree a new contract, Ramsey is set to end his 11-year Arsenal career and join Juventus on a free transfer in the summer, leading to fears last night’s match in Naples could represent the last of a stellar career in north London.
According to the Evening Standard, however, the Wales international’s strain is not severe and he could be in contention for the final Premier League game of the season against Burnley on May 12.
Should he come through unscathed, Ramsey would then be in contention to appear in the Europa League final on May 29. Arsenal face Valencia in the last four and would meet the winners of the tie between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Discussing how Arsenal would cope without Ramsey for the domestic run-in, club legend Martin Keown said: ‘Now the dust settles that’s a huge loss because there’s the top four to aim for, there’s a final to get to, to try and go one better than they did last year.
‘But it’s going to be tough without him [Ramsey] they have to find the right solution to playing without him.
‘Is it going to be Ozil, is it going to be Mkhitaryan, or does he change the system?
‘There’s a lot to think about for the manager on a night when he can be really pleased with his team’s work.’
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