Arsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed that the calf injury that kept Aaron Ramsey out of his sides pre-season victory over Chelsea in Dublin yesterday is not serious.
The Wales international has just one year remaining on his current contract, but the Gunners coach has once again reiterated his desire to keep the midfielder at the Emirates, despite negations regarding an extension having hit a standstill.
“He has got a little pain in his muscle and we decided not to start him because it is maybe a big risk for him,” Emery said in his post match press conference.
“But I am awaiting the medical analysis and I think it’s not a big problem.”
“I don’t know. This is one question for the club and for the player. I am very, very concentrated and my focus is thinking every day for the training, for the players, for the match on Saturday against Lazio and then starting against Manchester City.
“Ramsey is with us. The contract is a question for the club and for the player.
“My opinion is clear, I want him to be with us. He’s the type of player I want in this team. But the contract is one thing only for the club and the player.”