Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey for their Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City on Sunday, according to reports.
The Sun claims that the Gunners’ hopes of beating the Citizens to the first piece of silverware this season have taken a major blow as Ramsey is set to miss out with injury.
A reoccurring groin injury has hampered his progress in the starting XI in recent times but he has still managed to make 16 Premier League starts this campaign, scoring six goals and providing six more for his team-mates.
The Welshman won’t be fit enough to face Ostersunds in Arsenal’s Europa League clash on Thursday but, with the Gunners already 3-0 up in that tie, the Carabao Cup final on Sunday takes on more importance.
However, despite Arsenal’s attempts to make sure Ramsey will be fine to face City, it looks likely that the 27-year-old will also miss out against Pep Guardiola’s men with The Sun claiming that Arsene Wenger is not willing to risk him.
And, speaking over the weekend, Wenger did little to get supporter’s hopes up over Ramsey, he said: “It is a little bit sensitive case because we expected him to be a bit further in his development of the groin problem and he doesn’t move forward as quickly as we expected it.
“Today we would say that certainly he will not be available even for the next game against Ostersunds.
“Maybe for the cup final, we don’t know yet, it depends how he will progress from now.”