Arsenal first-choice trio injury doubts for Sunderland game but Rambo returns!

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger provided an injury update on his squad ahead of the Gunners’ early Saturday clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Midfield playmaker Santi Cazorla remains a slight doubt for tomorrow’s game after missing Arsenal’s last two outings having picked up a knock during the Gunners’ clash with Ludogorets in the Champions League. Continue reading

Ramsey admits Arsenal win is “too little too late”

Arsenal players have traditionally been the type to tow the company line, but it appears they too are getting more than a tad restless with their own lack of success in recent times with Aaron Ramsey the latest to express his disappointment after Arsenal’s win against West Bromwich Albion today.

Ramsey, who returned to the starting line-up for today’s game and had a hand in both goals, said after the game, “We played with a lot of belief and intensity and we made a lot of chances. We haven’t been at that standard of late and we needed that level of performance for us and our fans.” Continue reading

Arsenal given double injury boost

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger continues to dream about the possibility of chasing down Premier League leaders Leicester City, despite the Gunners trailing the Foxes by as many as 11 points even at this late stage of the season.

The eternal optimist does have one reason to be positive in that his side has received a double injury boost this week with Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini being available for selection for this weekend’s London derby with high-flying West Ham United. Continue reading

Wenger provides unfortunate Ramsey update

Arsenal fans fearing the worst after Aaron Ramsey’s latest injury, suffered in the 4-0 demolition of Hull City in the FA Cup in midweek, can breathe a tad easier with the knowledge that the Welsh midfielder’s season isn’t over, but the news isn’t particularly positive either.

Manager Arsene Wenger provided a long awaited update on his star midfielder, saying, “At the moment his clinical signs are quite positive. You would say (he is out for) four weeks and that is a bit worse than I originally thought. When a player usually gets injured he stops dead, so I thought it was just a precaution.” Continue reading

Wenger on new injury woes

Sometimes it feels like even when we win, we lose.

Arsenal beat Hull City 4-0 in the FA Cup yesterday to advance to the quarter-finals of the competition, our first win in 6 matches in all competitions, but the victory came at some cost with the Gunners picking up three injuries in the match, the most serious of which was to key midfielder Aaron Ramsey. Continue reading

Wenger hits back at Stoke fans after Ramsey abuse

There are fans of football, and then there are football fans, and the voices that ringed out loudest at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday night showed that Stoke City fans belong to the second category as the volume of abuse directed in the direction of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was at its worst.

Stoke fans booed Ramsey right through the 90 minutes and sang about the Gunners star, “Aaron Ramsey, he walks with a limp” – referencing that horrific incident in 2010 when Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross broke Aaron Ramsey’s leg and put him out of action for over a year. Continue reading

Mixed emotions for Ramsey after Liverpool draw

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey grabbed another crucial goal as he celebrates his return to central midfield with an upswing in his form in front of goal, but Arsenal were unable to hang on to their goal advantage at the end and were forced to settle for a share of the spoils as their visit to Anfield ended 3-3.

Ramsey was predictably disappointed about the two dropped points saying, “We are gutted to concede in the last minute but these things happen. We did well to get back to level terms and then take the lead but it is just disappointing to concede right at the end. It is not an easy place to come but we will take the positives from it and move on.” Continue reading