Aaron Ramsey Injury: Updates on Arsenal Star's Thigh and Return

Timothy RappFeatured Columnist

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal signals to the bench that he needs to be substituted during the UEFA Champions League match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at The Emirates Stadium on October 20, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)
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Aaron Ramsey suffered a thigh injury during Arsenal's match against Hull City on March 8 and returned to first-team action on April 9.

Continue for updates.


Ramsey Returns vs. West Ham

Saturday, April 9

Ramsey entered the Premier League match against West Ham United with just under half an hour remaining.


Ramsey Still Valuable Despite Scoring Drop-Off 

Ramsey, 25, has carved out a consistent place in Arsenal's starting XI this season, shifting to the right wing for the Gunners but sometimes dropping back into central midfield, depending on the game plan.

While he hasn't been able to replicate his impressive scoring pace from the 2013-14 campaign, when he scored 10 goals in 23 Premier League games, his consistency, work rate and versatility have made him a key player for the Gunners. 

His absence has added to Arsenal's fitness woes, as fellow midfielders Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also unavailable, but January signing Mohamed Elneny has proved to be a reliable option.

The long-term concern is Ramsey might be an injury-prone player, especially after he had three different stints on the sidelines last season because of hamstring and thigh injuries, per Transfermarkt.

However, the shorter-term outlook is Arsenal could use him to boost their ailing title challenge.

 

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