Arsenal’s top four hopes left in tatters as Aaron Ramsey stat reveals importance

Aaron Ramsey has played his last game for Arsenal, according to The Sun.

What’s the word?

The Wales international sustained a hamstring injury as the Gunners beat Napoli in the Europa League quarter-finals.

He limped out of the encounter, with the club holding out hope that the midfielder could recover in time to play some part in the run-in.

Unai Emery’s men face two more Premier League matches as well as a two-legged Europa League semi-final against Valencia.

However, the report claims that, while Ramsey will not need surgery, he will be out for the next two months, guaranteeing that he will play no further part in the 2018-19 campaign.

The midfielder has agreed to join Juventus on a free transfer this summer and, thus, will not be seen in a red shirt again.

He enjoyed a phenomenal 11-year career at the club, however, scoring the winning goal in two FA Cup finals and racking up over 370 appearances.

A stat that dooms the Gunners

Arsenal are desperately trying to qualify for the Champions League next season but they are currently fifth in the table, two points behind Chelsea and four off third-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

Ramsey has been a key member of the squad this season, making 40 appearances despite his pending transfer, and the Gunners have lost every Premier League game since his injury blow.

Per Soccerbase, Emery’s men have lost just four games when Ramsey has started this season, compared to 10 when he has been out of the team.

Their win percentage without him on the field, then, drops by a staggering 19%.

With two games of the season remaining domestically, the Gunners top-four hopes may well have just gone up in smoke.

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