Aaron Ramsey: Injured Arsenal midfielder set for three weeks out

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could miss up to five Premier League games

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be out for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Ramsey, 26, picked up the problem against Southampton on Saturday.

Arsenal have four Premier League games and a Carabao Cup quarter-final against the Hammers left this month, then host Chelsea on 3 January before an FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest on 7 January.

Theo Walcott will also miss Saturday's visit of Newcastle with a groin injury.

Wenger said England winger Walcott, 28, could return at West Ham on Tuesday, but said of Wales international Ramsey: "He will be out for a little longer and that will be maybe three weeks that he is not in contention."

Arsenal are seventh in the table and without a win in three matches.

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