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Football: Arsenal lose Ramsey for around six weeks

Published on Jan 31, 2014 7:05 PM
 
Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (centre) runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Arsenal and Olympique de Marseille at the Emirates Stadium in London, on Nov 26, 2013. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be unavailable for up to six weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Friday, Jan 31, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be unavailable for up to six weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Friday.

The 23-year-old Wales international has been one of the London club's star performers this season, but he has not played since Dec 26 due to the problem.

He returned to full training earlier this week, only to aggravate the injury, which prevented him from making a comeback in Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Southampton on Tuesday.

As a result, and with Arsenal having conceded top spot in the Premier League table to Manchester City, Wenger has revealed that he will try to sign a new midfielder before the January transfer window closes later on Friday.

 
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