Arsenal injury news: Aaron Ramsey suffers a third hamstring blow while Alexis Sanchez injures his knee to 'worry' Arsene Wenger

Sanchez suffered knee injury from 'heavy tackle'

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Aaron Ramsey suffered a third hamstring injury of the season in his nine-minute substitute appearance during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Leicester City, while Alexis Sanchez had to be taken off with a knee injury.

Ramsey came on as a second-half substitute but limped off soon after. He had felt his hamstring, the same injury he did both last September and December. Ramsey will be assessed on Wednesday and Thursday but Wenger admitted he was worried about the recurrence of this particular problem for his young midfielder.

“It looks like [a hamstring],” Wenger said in his post-match press conference. “I don't know yet how bad it is but just visually it didn’t look good, when a guy stops straightaway and sits down, it is not good news. He has a recurrence now of a few muscular injures.. We haven’t found out why.”

Wenger admitted he's worried about the injuries to Ramsey

Ramsey missed three months of last season with a muscle injury, ending the best spell of his career so far. “Last year it was a thigh, this year it would be a recurrence of hamstrings,” Wenger said. “You cannot say it is not worry because after a while a player does not play with a free mind.”


Wenger admitted he did not know why Ramsey continued to struggle with these problems. “He is not overplayed, I don’t know why,” Wenger said. “Before I never looked at him, just played him in every single game. But since he had these problems I am a bit more cautious with him.”

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Wenger also revealed that Alexis Sanchez had come off with a knee injury. Sanchez lasted 68 minutes on his return to the team after feeling some hamstring tightness. “Sanchez got a knock on his knee, it was a heavy tackle,” Wenger said.

“I wanted to take him off at half-time but he said he was ok to go on. I watched him play and thought no. Sometimes it is just a kick and you run it off. But it became worse and in the second half we didn’t see him.  I don’t know for how long he will be out.”