Football: Arsenal's Ramsey sidelined for a month

Ramsey leaves the pitch injured during the match against Bayern Munich on Oct 20, 2015.
Ramsey leaves the pitch injured during the match against Bayern Munich on Oct 20, 2015.AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be out for up to a month after suffering a hamstring injury.

Ramsey limped off in the second half of Arsenal's Champions League win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday and a scan on Thursday revealed he is unlikely to be back in action for several weeks.

Wenger is especially annoyed by the absence of a key player because he believes Ramsey's appearance for Wales against Andorra earlier this month could have contributed to the injury.

Ramsey and Gareth Bale faced Andorra in a meaningless Euro 2016 qualifier on Oct 13 after Wales had already booked their place in next year's finals.

Both Ramsey and Real Madrid forward Bale have since sustained injuries and Wenger hinted that could be down to fatigue.

Wenger predicted Ramsey would miss the friendly international with Holland on November 13, telling Arsenal's website: "He had a scan today but he's out. I believe he will be out until after the next international break.

"With the (last) international break, the fact that he played against Andorra certainly cost (Gareth) Bale and him as well."