Injury blow: Ramsey suffered a thigh tear earlier this month

By Will Butcher

Aaron Ramsey is set to miss the next two Arsenal matches as he continues to recovery from a hamstring injury, according to a report.

The Wales international was expected to return from injury to face in-form Hull on Saturday, but is not yet ready for first-team football after hobbling off on the opening day of the season during the Gunners’ 4-3 loss to Liverpool.

The London Evening Standard claim that the 25-year-old is to be made to wait for his return to action, as he is unlikely to be risked against Nottingham Forest in Tuesday night’s EFL Cup third round tie.

Ramsey could make his belated return to Arsene Wenger’s side against London rivals Chelsea in eight days’ time, as he continues his fight to return to full fitness.

The Gunners will be keen for Ramsey to return to the first team as he offers a goal threat from midfield that none of his colleagues are able to match.

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Elsewhere, Olivier Giroud could return to the starting line up against Mike Phelan’s Premier League new boys, while Theo Walcott has returned to training after missing the 1-1 draw with the French Champions with a knee problem.

In other Arsenal news, this Euro manager has had his odds slashed to replace Arsene Wenger.