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Arsenal lose Ramsey for six weeks

Premier League

London – Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be unavailable for up to six weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Friday.

The 23-year-old Wales international has been one of the London club's star performers this season, but he has not played since December 26 due to the problem.

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DORTMUND, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 06: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates scoring their first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal at Signal Iduna Park on November 6, 2013 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

He returned to full training earlier this week, only to aggravate the injury, which prevented him from making a comeback in Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Southampton on Tuesday.

As a result, and with Arsenal having conceded top spot in the Premier League table to Manchester City, Wenger has revealed that he will try to sign a new midfielder before the January transfer window closes later on Friday.

“Aaron Ramsey will be out for four to six weeks. I count six weeks,” Wenger said, in quotes published on Arsenal's official Twitter account.

“We are still trying to bring one body in because of Ramsey's setback and (Mathieu) Flamini's suspension.” – Sapa-AFP

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