We are still waiting for a more detailed progress report on the injury to the combative French midfielder Francis Coquelin, but in the Arsenal press conference today ahead of the home Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, Arsene Wenger gave the latest update and it is bad news for the Gunners, as we expected it to be.
As reported by The Mirror, the bad run of injury luck continues as the manager confirmed that it would be at least two months in the treatment room for a player that has become a vital part of the Arsenal team. Coquelin will have a nother scan today but we can forget about seeing him until well after the turn of the year.
There was also some rare good news for the Gunners though and the timing could not have been better, because Aaron Ramsey is back in the squad and he is one of the players that could help Arsenal to get over the blow of losing Le Coq.
The Wales international has been used almost exclusively on the right wing so far this season but he still feels that his best role is in the centre of midfield. Ramsey´s attacking threat is greater there but he also offers more defensive qualities than Cazorla or Arteta and his work rate is amazing.
So can Ramsey make the loss of Coquelin be not quite the devastating blow we feared?