Next Match: away to Newcastle, December 29
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
Aaron Ramsey will miss the rest of the festive period through injury, somewhat overshadowing Arsenal's impressive comeback victory at West Ham. After four matches without a win in all competitions, the Gunners showed the steely resolve needed if they are to continue their title tilt as they came from behind to win 3-1. It was the ideal start to a run of three league matches in six days and then an FA Cup tie with rivals Tottenham, but one tarnished to an extent by an injury to Ramsey. The Wales international, who turned 23 on Boxing Day, was forced off in the 65th minute through what manager Arsene Wenger confirmed is a thigh injury. "It looks like a thigh strain," the Frenchman said. "For me, I don't know how serious the thigh strain is but the Christmas period is certainly over for him. It was his birthday today (Thursday). I don't know how long it will be. We will have to see tomorrow morning. He knew straight away, but we have to see."