Many Aston Villa fans are reacting to the latest update on the injury of midfielder Ross Barkley, reported by Aston Villa News, a branch of Birmingham Live’s sports arm.
Their official account tweeted that the Englishman will miss Villa’s next game., the Premier League fixture against rivals Wolves and many members of the Villa fan base are clearly gutted that the Chelsea loanee will be unavailable.
One said that he has ‘made a huge impact’ since arriving at the club.
Before picking up his injury in the match against Brighton, Barkley played five times in the Premier League, managing two goals and one assist. Villa have definitely lost a huge threat and they’ll be hoping that the England international is back very soon as he has averaged 3.4 shots, three key passes and 2.2 successful dribbles per game (WhoScored).
Barkley’s absence adds a lot of pressure onto the shoulders of captain Jack Grealish. When Barkley was in the side, it meant that Grealish could have a bit more freedom as there was another attacker who opposition defenders had to worry about. However, it will not be a surprise to see Wolves now mark the captain heavily as he is likely to be their main threat.
Here is how fans reacted to the update on Barkley:
We really need someone like him in the Jan transfer window, made a huge imoact but is injury prone.
— Anthony Mair (@amairphoto) December 7, 2020
— Tim Herlihy (@HerlihyTimmy) December 7, 2020
😭Absolute shame that though 😫
— Amy Dunne 🇮🇪🦁💜💙💪🏼 (@amydunne_2001) December 7, 2020
Our players take so long to recover from injury, not saying it’s a bad thing but just an observation of recent seasons.
— Jamie Clewer (@JamieClewer) December 7, 2020
So he is fit but yet smith wont play him? Hes been out for the last 2 games and we have lost both. Wolves will mark grealish out the game and we will lool like last seasons team again.
— Ben Harrison🦁 (@BenHarr77617342) December 7, 2020
— Alisdair Mann (@AliBIGMann) December 7, 2020
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