Arsenal fear Aaron Ramsey could miss the whole of November with the hamstring injury he suffered whilst playing against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, reports Goal.
The Welshman went down in the 57th minute with the game delicately poised at 0-0. The Gunners would go on to claim a famous 2-0 victory, but Ramsey's injury means the victory has come with a heavy price.
Ramsey will undergo scans at Arsenal's London Colney training base today, but initial assessments from the medical team indicate a Grade II tear; enough to keep him out for four to six weeks.
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It is the latest in a number of muscle injuries for the 24-year-old and Arsene Wenger is unlikely to rush him back from this latest affliction. That means Arsenal could be without him until December.
Wenger said: "He's alright but very down. He told me he injured his hamstring. It's quite a tough one."
A recurring theme
And Ramsey has every right to feel disappointed. This is his fourth hamstring injury in the space of the last 12 months and will see him miss crucial games against Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich.
Ramsey's previous three injuries had a notable effect on his ability to influence Arsenal's last campaign with the Wales international failing to recreate the incredible form he showed in 2013/14. The kind of form that saw him become one of the club's top earners on £100,000-a-week.
To add insult to those injuries, his absence allowed Santi Cazorla the chance to establish himself as the team's first-choice central midfielder. As a result, Ramsey has forced to play on the right-wing ever since.
Now, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vying for a place in the starting XI, Ramsey may find his adopted position usurped by the time he recovers.