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Arsenal to assess Ramsey hamstring injury

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Arsenal will assess Aaron Ramsey after the midfielder picked up a hamstring injury against Southampton.

Ramsey was struggling towards the end of the 1-1 draw at St Mary’s, where Olivier Giroud’s late equaliser salvaged a point for Arsene Wenger’s side.

“He (Ramsey) couldn’t play at the end. He had a slight hamstring problem,” confirmed Gunners boss Wenger.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Wenger praised his side for their late comeback.

He said: “I felt that in the first half we rushed our game.

“I said to keep calm and to play the way we want to play – to defend quicker when we lose the ball and to put them much more under pressure.

“In the second half it was one-way traffic but it was very difficult to create clear-cut chances.

“I’m not happy with just a point. But when you can’t win it, you don’t lose it. We kept going and were relentless.

“It was a difficult game and I felt that we paid a heavy price for a slow start. But we kept going.

“It was important not to concede the second goal and Olivier helped us rescue a point.

“Considering the quality of the team we faced, it’s not so bad.”