Fabregas and Eboue Ruled Out: Aaron Ramsey Joins Nottingham Forest on Loan

25 11 2010
Cesc Fabregas 2009-05-10

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Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Eboue have been ruled out of action for two and four weeks respectively.

The duo picked up injuries in Arsenal’s disappointing 2-0 defeat against Portuguese side Braga last night.

Arsene Wenger had reacted furiously at Braga’s physical approach to the game. In his post-match interview, the Frenchman said, “We are going through a period where we have bad luck, we had Eboue kicked off the park without any punishment”.

He went on to add, “Eboue has a medial knee ligament strain.”

“It can be four weeks, can be six weeks or can be eight weeks. But I think it will be four weeks minimum.

“Fabregas will be assessed today (Thursday) with a scan. After that we can tell you how long he will be out, but I count two weeks.

“It is a big blow because it will question how cautious we have to be in the future with him. Cesc has played 50 games a year since a young age. We may have to be more cautious with him, especially in the next two months.”

It has been a day of mixed news for Arsenal as they were earlier given a boost by the news that Aaron Ramsey and Manuel Almunia both returned to action in the reserves 2-1 win over Wolves and the pair came through unscathed.

The duo are believed to be close to a return to first team action although Saturday’s match against Aston Villa may be too soon for them.

“We have a lot of bumps and bruises but everyone else should be available,” said Wenger.

“Almunia should be capable to play but I will see how he reacts.

“Ramsey needs competitive games. He played 45 minutes and he did well. We need to get him slowly and progressively into competition mode.”

In the last few minutes, it has been confirmed that Nottingham Forest have signed Aaron Ramsey on loan until the 3rd of January 2011. The short-term move is seen as the ideal way for the Welshman to get competitive action.

Ramsey had been sidelined since February after suffering a double fracture to his right leg in a challenge with Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross.

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