Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed at his press conference ahead of the FA Cup game against Middlesbrough that he doesn’t know why Aaron Ramsey keeps damaging his hamstring.
Ramsey suffered a recurrence of the problem in the win against Leicester City earlier this week, which led to the Daily Mail reporting that he’ll be out of action for a month.
“We haven't found an underlying reason. There's certainly a medical or biomechanical reason,” admitted Wenger.
The news will certainly confuse some fans after Arsenal confirmed the opening of their multi-million pound medical centre in 2011.
Ramsey is a vital part of the midfield and with no clear reason for his hamstring problem, it opens up a question over the best way for Arsenal to manage the issue he’s been carrying.
He’ll miss an important part of the club’s season and Wenger has to judge when to bring him back into the team over the last couple of months of the season.
Arsenal need to continue monitoring him closely to ensure as small a chance as possible of the injury happening again when he comes back at the end of the next four weeks.
Three goals and two assists in the Premier League doesn’t reflect how important he was to the side last season and how important he is for the rest of the current campaign.
He’ll be as determined as anyone to improve on those figures, but it’s important the club tries to judge the right time for him to slot back into the team.