Report: Newly injured Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey certain to miss Champions League first leg v Monaco

Aaron Ramsey At Cardiff

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey faces up to a month on the sidelines.

Arsenal appear to have lost Aaron Ramsey for the next few games, with The Guardian reporting he will miss a month's worth of action due to a hamstring injury.

The Welsh international came off the bench against Leicester City on Tuesday night, but lasted only nine minutes before having to be substituted himself for Mathieu Flamini.

The report states: "Arsenal’s medics are continuing to assess the midfielder and, at this stage, it is certain that he will miss the club’s next three games – the third one being the Champions League last-16 first-leg against Monaco at Emirates Stadium on 25 February."

The paper does not believe there are similar fears over Alexis Sanchez, who also came off early with a knock to his knee.

  SeasonTackles won per gamePassing AccuracyInterceptions won per gameGoals per gameAssists per gameAppearances
Aaron Ramsey 2013-2014 2.83 84% 1 0.43 0.35 23
Aaron Ramsey 2014-2015 1.28 85% 1.22 0.17 0.11 18

While last season Ramsey's injury was a huge blow to the Gunners, this campaign it is not possible to say his absence will have the same impact.

He was scoring at a rate of almost one every two games in 2013/14, this time around he has found it far tougher to hit the back of the net regularly.

He is also creating fewer goals, and is recording less than half the amount of tackles won per game. Interceptions and passing accuracy are up, but not substantially.

Right now it says more about the form of both players, that losing Francis Coquelin to injury may just have been regarded as more of a blow than Ramsey, much of whose inconsistency can be put down to his fitness struggles.

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