Wenger explains Ramsey absence for Arsenal - FCNaija

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 05/03/2018

Arsene Wenger has explained his decision to leave Aaron Ramsey out of the Arsenal side that lost to Brighton in Sunday’s Premier League clash.

The under-fire boss surprised a few people with his matchday squad, with Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck only on the bench and Aaron Ramsey left out of the 18-man squad entirely.

In their place came Calum Chambers, who lined up at right-back, Alex Iwobi and Jack Wilshere, who had not been involved at all in Thursday’s defeat to Manchester City.

Speaking to the media after the humiliating defeat, Wenger whose sack has been demanded for by a large section of Arsenal fans said: "I rest him, as simple as that.

"He had two tough games and not much training before. Medically it was a risk to play him today."

Ramsey, meanwhile, has seen his season hampered by a hamstring injury and Wenger has been cautious with the midfielder to avoid a recurrence.