Aaron Ramsey will not be available for Arsenal's game against Southampton on Saturday (10 September) after failing to sufficiently recover from a hamstring injury sustained during the Gunners' loss against Liverpool on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. The midfielder was expected to return after the ongoing international break, but Arsene Wenger is expected to give him added time to recover.
According to the Telegraph, the French manager has decided not to rush the Welsh midfielder back to action from his hamstring injury and will give him added time to continue his recovery process. Wenger is not keen to take a risk with crucial clashes coming up in the following week against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and Chelsea in the Premier League.
Arsenal are well stocked at the moment in the midfield and attacking department following the arrival of Lucas Perez and the return to fitness of Alex Iwobi. Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud had a good run out with their national teams during the international break and will be nearing full match fitness. The latter is expected to return to the starting lineup which will see Alexis Sanchez getting back to his preferred role on the wings.
Granit Xhaka and Santi Cazorla are likely to continue their partnership at the heart of the midfield with Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny providing backup from the bench. Ramsey was absent for the first-team training session on Wednesday, which included new signings Perez and Shkodran Mustafi, therefore is unlikely to feature against the Saints on Saturday.
On the defensive side, the Germany international could come into the starting lineup to partner Laurent Koscielny in place of Rob Holding. The 20-year-old defender, who joined from Bolton Wanderers this summer, has started all three Premier League matches thus far this season.