Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger insists the injuries suffered by Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny are minor ones. (Getty Images)

Arsenal may have romped to a 4-1 victory on Saturday over Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, but they did suffer a minor blow as Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey suffered injuries during the game.

The north London club cruised to a comfortable victory over their top four rivals, but the two players were withdrawn in the second half after which Arsene Wenger confirmed that they had suffered minor knocks.

Ramsey was influential in the game up until his exit as he was involved in two of the three goals scored by Arsenal in the first half. But he was withdrawn following the hour mark and replaced by Mathieu Flamini, as the manager looked to shore things up.

The Gunners boss confirmed that the Welshman had taken a knock on his ankle, but insisted that it was a minor injury.

"Ramsey has an ankle problem, it doesn't look too bad," Wenger is quoted as saying by the Express.

Koscielny was withdrawn just four minutes into the second half and replaced by January signing Gabriel. The French defender has been a rock at the back for the Emirates Stadium outfit in recent months and the manager will be anxious to know the extent of the injury.

Wenger, however, played down the injury concern and maintained that it was a minor muscle problem. With key games coming up against Chelsea and Manchester United, the former Monaco manager will hope that his defender can return sooner rather than later.

"He [Koscielny] had a muscular problem on his thigh, but a small one," the Frenchman is quoted as saying on Arsenal's official site.