Alarm bells ring as Arsenal duo withdrawn from international squads

Arsenal duo Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey have been sent back to their clubs after picking up knocks on international duty.

The Gunners are set to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, and we were supposed to be boosted by our rivals having injury problems in key areas, but it is now us who has our own issues.

Aaron Ramsey has been arguably our best player all season, and we now face the daunting task of taking on our neighbours in the North London derby match without him, after he was forced to withdraw from the Wales squad with a calf injury.

Olivier Giroud has also returned to the Emirates club early, and it has since emerged that the French striker was suffering prior to kick-off against Wales, and was still played despite that.

The duo will be a big loss to our squad against Tottenham, with Aaron having been crucial in running our game from midfield this term, but it remains to be seen whether they pair will in fact miss out, as our medical staff will need time to analyse their sufferings.

Our rivals are not without their own concerns however, with Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks and Hugo Lloris all having missed the international break with injuries and niggles. At least four of those are expected to be fit to feature, but I certainly wouldn’t be disappointed should one of Kane or Lloris not happen to make it to the match!

Would Ramsey’s absence open the door for Wilshere to make his first Premier League start of the campaign? Could Nketiah get another chance to be a hero from the bench? Which Spurs star is most key to their side?

Pat J

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  1. I heard the alarm bells but thought it was my alarm. Would have stayed asleep if I knew it was about Arsenal.

  2. With or without their presence we are are going to be whacked by Spurs. Ramsey is shit so his injury hardly matters. Better Wilshire plays. At least he will work hard. Good Giroud is injured. At least now Asshole Wenger will Lacca upfront for full game and not that idiot Welbeck.

    1. that’s being shallow with your thinking. No offence meant, but being Happy a player gets injured isn’t humane, these guys are flesh and bones. How can you derive pleasure from that?

  3. No alarm bells whatsoever, in fact, relief more than anything that Ramsey cannot be picked for once, and that Lacazette won’t get subbed yet again!

  4. Wilshere passion and drive will be the key to us having any chance of beating Spurs…… I won’t bother to watch the game if Wenger still goes with Ozil Ramsey partnership….. Wilshere must start otherwise we loose

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