ARSENAL’S Aaron Ramsey is in a race to be fit for the first game of the Premier League season.
Unai Emery’s first game in charge of the Gunners is against champions Manchester City on August 12.
Getty – Contributor Aaron Ramsey is in a race to be fit for the start of the Premier League season
But the Spanish coach may be without one of his key midfielders after Ramsey picked up a calf injury that puts uncertainty over his involvement at the Emirates.
The 27-year-old Welshman was a key figure in Arsene Wenger’s last season at Arsenal and is expected to continue under Emery.
Last month, the new boss described Ramsey as “an important player” in his team.
He said: “Every training is with the ambition I want, working with quality and the competitive spirit I want. I want to work with him.”
Yet he may not be available for the game in eight days’ time.
Getty – Contributor New Arsenal boss Unai Emery has spoken of Ramsey’s importance in his team
Getty – Contributor Welsh midfielder Ramsey has injured his calf muscle
Getty – Contributor He is in a race to be fit to face Man City in eight days’ time