Aaron Ramsey Will Miss Christmas Matches

Arsenal’s midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the fixtures during the holiday period in the English Premier League after it was confirmed by Arsene Wenger the club’s manager that Ramsey injured his hamstring.

Ramsey, who is just 23, scored in Arsenal’s victory Wednesday over Galatasaray in the Champions League, but it appears that will be his last contribution to the Gunners for 2014.

Wenger said the extent of Ramsey’s injury is not yet known, but it appears the Wales international would be sidelined until the start of 2015.

The absence of Ramsey is just one of a number of concerns Wenger has to deal with prior to Arsenal’s home match on Saturday versus Newcastle. His injury woes became even bigger as Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal will miss the weekend match as well.

Calum Chambers will miss due to suspension, giving Wenger some tough decisions in his selection at the back line.

Wenger was insistent that the poor display by his side in a 3-2 loss to Stoke at the weekend was just a blip and he sees the squad improving on the defensive side despite so many injury problems.

Wenger confirmed that he is looking for a defender to add to the club during the transfer window in January. However, he warned the supporters at Arsenal that the movement of players was to be limited in January.

Wenger said that if the squad was fit and all the players available the club would not need to spend during the transfer period, but players on defense could be a question mark for fitness and that means the club will have to spend on new players.

While the French manager has few players to choose from on his defense, his options on attack are plentiful. Lukas Podolski is pushing for a return to action in the Premier League after a fine display against Galatasaray in the Champions League and Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez are available after not making the trip to play in Turkey.

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