Arsene Wenger was like a ninja or a commando in the way he conducted the Arsenal pre-match press conference this morning. The boss in and out before the gathered reporters had much of a chance to get settled but he did have time to drop a bomb on them and us Arsenal fans.
BOOM! The Frenchman casually dropped the bad news that our Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey is not likely to be back for the Premier League home game against QPR on Boxing Day as previously thought. A report by The Mirror reveals that Wenger is seriously concerned that Ramsey will not actually be able to help the Gunners in any of the festive fixtures.
The Frenchman said, “I am scared he will miss the Christmas period.
“He should be back at the end of December, [or] beginning of January.”
With away games against the high flying West Ham and Southampton to come before the FA cup clash with Hull City, Arsenal fans and Wenger will be crossing our fingers that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain passes his late fitness test tomorrow and that the young England international does no pick up any knocks before Rambo returns.
Hopefully that will be in time for the trip south to St. Mary’s on new years day or at the every latest in time for that cup game on January 4th.