Arsenal injury news: Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta set to miss Galatasaray tie

The Gunners take on Galatasaray in midweek before playing Chelsea next Sunday

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Arsenal are in the midst of an injury crisis with the Gunners facing Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday without Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta.

Ramsey and Arteta are also certain to miss the Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday, with Wilshere also possibly absent for the game at Stamford Bridge.

The news made a frustrating result against Tottenham, in which the game at the Emirates ended 1-1, all the harder to take for Arsene Wenger.

Captain Arteta hobbled off with a calf problem before Ramsey pulled up after a hamstring injury just before the break in the north London derby.

England midfielder Wilshere turned his ankle in the first half, after a challenge from Danny Rose which on another day might have been a penalty, but was able to play on until being substituted on 63 minutes.

"I don't know how long they will be out but they will be out next week," Wenger said after the match. "I think Ramsey is a hamstring (injury), and Arteta is a calf. Wilshere is an ankle."

 

The midfield trio join Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy on the sidelines, as well as long-term absentee Theo Walcott.

"Suddenly, we are short because if we lost three players today, and let's not forget we had already two out on long-term (Giroud and Debuchy) plus (Theo) Walcott, that's six. (Abou) Diaby is not ready, seven," said Wenger, before addng: "It starts to become a worry."

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Wilshere in action against Spurs

 

Ramsey and Wilshere in particular seem to be prone to injury and Wenger was questioned on whether that was a concern.

"Not constantly. Wilshere - if you see the incident, he has been tackled and brought his ankle over," said the Arsenal manager.

"Ramsey - yes, it's a concern. He had a good rest this week, I didn't play him against Southampton on Tuesday night, it's a surprise because he's usually a resistant boy."

Arsenal needed an equaliser from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after falling behind to a breakaway goal by Nacer Chadli for Tottenham. The result means the Gunners remain unbeaten, but after a series of draws, now trail league leaders Chelsea by six points.

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