Arsenal fans here in the Tavern are preparing for this weekend’s Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City, with the possibility of silverware bringing delight to the faces of many.
Arsene Wenger may have had a season filled with scrutiny and disappointment in North London, but securing a piece of silverware at the weekend could go a long way to winning back the hearts of many. Although, recent developments have epitomised the shape of Arsenal’s season thus far, with an injury to one of Wenger’s star players making the challenge of City an even more difficult task at Wembley. Indeed, according to reports in the Sun, midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to miss the Carabao Cup final through injury.
The Welsh international has been struggling with a persistent groin injury that’s already ruled him out of their Europa League clash, and now has to live with the news that he won’t be able to take part in Sunday’s final. Indeed, the midfielder has been working extremely hard on his fitness in preparation for Manchester City, but manager Arsene Wenger is unwilling to take the gamble.
A major blow for the Gunners as they head into one of the most important matches in both their season and Wenger’s tenure, with defeat possibly blowing any chance of silverware in what could be the Frenchman’s final season. And, against what is one of the most overpowering midfield lines in world football, Arsenal will dearly miss the quality of the previous two cup-winning goals scored by the Welshman in years gone by.
The loss of Aaron Ramsey will come as a huge blow for the Gunners on Sunday, with arguably their most influential midfielder set to have no say in their chances of silverware. Indeed, when coming up against England’s most devastating opposition you’re going to require all your firepower, with the Welshman’s absence possibly being the breaking point for Arsenal.