Do Arsenal have NO CHOICE but to risk Ramsey at QPR?

I am sure that Arsene Wenger would have liked to be able to ease the Arsenal and Wales international star Aaron Ramsey back into the Gunners side, perhaps with a run out as a sub tomorrow night against QPR and then again at Old Trafford in the FA cup on Monday night.

Ramsey’s previous return from injury lasted just nine minutes, as he came on as a sub late on against Leicester and then had to be replaced himself shortly afterwards. Not ideal and so there is bound to be some concern in Wenger’s mind.

But the Frenchman declared today that the Welsh midfielder was back in the squad so if he is fit enough for that, he should be fit enough to play and Arsenal really do not have much of an option. And the boss dropped a little hint at the end of his press conference, available on Arsenal Player, that the medical staff had got to the bottom of the recurring problem. Wenger also revealed in his pre-match press conference that Mathieu Flamini was still a couple of games away.

At least the Gunners will be able to play Coquelin although the young Frenchman will have to wear a protective mask to cover his broken nose. But I cannot see Wenger continuing to use Santi Cazorla in the box-to-box role as he looks badly in need of a rest and will be needed against Man United in six days.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain showed his inexperience and lack of defensive discipline again in the Monaco defeat. Young Bielik is not ready, so the only other option for Arsenal is Tomas Rosicky and really he is a forward thinking midfielder like the Ox. Does Wenger have any choice but to risk playing Ramsey?

Tags Cazorla Flamini Rosicky Wilshere


  1. Arsenal Fan says:

    Keep it the same Cazrola Coquelin. Don’t fix what isn’t broken…best option ATM

  2. Hafiz Rahman says:

    no depth…look how pathetic our squad has become…..

    we have 3 billionaires and we are not spending….

    we should be spending and signing quality top players…..

  3. Mick The Gooner says:

    Coquelin DM, Rosicky CM, Özil CAM. Rest Cazorla and Alexis

    1. gmv8 says:

      Problem is I don’t think TR can last the 90…..

      1. otoshizzle says:

        Agree about TR but that seems to create the perfect opportunity to get Ramsey on for 20-25 minutes at the end of the game.

        Would love to rest some players, namely Alexis, Cazorla and Ozil but can’t really see that happening (at least not all 3) given the need to win this match and our freakish record this season of not winning two away matches in a row. We also have a surprisingly poor record at QPR but a focused Arsenal should still take home 3 points.

  4. Mick The Gooner says:

    Just seen United’s remaining fixtures. Good luck finishing in the top 4 with that! Hahaha.

  5. fred cowardly says:

    Hafiz. Isn’t the summer the time for this kind of comments.

    Wouldnt it be more productive to advise on How to improve our performance in the upcoming matches so that we can finish as high as possible and even win the FA Cup?

    2nd place and FA Cup is a realistic possibility

    Why not support the team and hope for the best.
    then when summer comes along complain about spending money. It’s not like we can spend anything right now anyway.
    just saying

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      Every season is the same shit….for the past 5-6 season

  6. Greg says:

    I would go with ” little mozart” thomas rosicky! No disrespect but rambo’s dip in form is an issue right now!

  7. Greg says:

    Talking about risk! Please wenger dont risk playing big mert at the back against QPR,! Start gabriel again pleaseeee!

  8. Wilshegz says:

    Use the same XI.. Except Giroud out Welbeck in and Ox out Walcott in.

    Hope Alexis finds his scoring boots

  9. fred cowardly says:

    Can always use Cazorla or Rosicky or Ramsey
    There is no emergency in that position

    The only emergency would be if Coquelin could not play because we would most probably have to play Chambers in that position (No Flamini, no diaby, no Arteta). Chambers is the only defense minded player who has midfield experience. So I am very grateful that we have Coquelin

    So no need to worry.. This article wants us to panic when there’s no need to, the way title is worded.

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      Coquelin wld only make a good 3rd choice…..

      lets spend some money in the summer and get 2 top DMs

  10. alexyan says:

    Why not Rosicky?

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      based on fans…hes too old…ageing and doesnt have the legs….1 game every 2-3 weeks is good enough for him or coming on as sub

  11. Hafiz Rahman says:

    its is very fair….Wanayamam is world class…Coq can learn from him

    1. jakseth says:

      @rahman, a little more curiosity would have taught you that coquelin is doing a hell of a job since he is back. at 9 games now, we start to have good base of comparison and he is outclassing most DM in the premier league. He is truly world class at the moment.

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