Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to be sidelined for anything up to another six weeks, says boss Arsene Wenger.
Ramsey has been one of the stand-out performers for the Gunners this season, netting 13 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions. But his injury is definitely set to derail his startling form.
The news sparked Wenger into a late search for a midfielder on transfer deadline day and he managed to secure the services of 31-year old Kim Kallstrom on loan from Spartak Moscow.
Ramsey's is a major blow to Arsenal's trophy hunt, with the Gunners targeting their first trophy since 2005.
The Gunners are currently second in the Premier League table, one point behind Manchester City with 15 games left.
If he is ruled out for the full six-week period, it would come as a real blow as he would miss a number of important fixtures during their vital spell in February and March, on which their season could hinge.
Arsenal face Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool twice in February, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich also making the trip to the Emirates. In March comes the return leg with Bayern followed by Premier League games against Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton.
There is good news for the Gunners though as Tomas Rosicky is set to return when Crystal Palace visit the Emirates on Sunday.
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