Unai Emery says Aaron Ramsey could be back in action for Arsenal in the next two to three weeks, easing fears that his injury could have proven to be the end of his time in the team.
Ramsey had to be substituted during the first half as Arsenal knocked Napoli out of the Europa League, booking a semi-final spot, on Thursday.
With the midfielder set to join Juventus when his contract runs out at the end of the season, there were fears Ramsey had played his last game for the club.
“His progress this season is amazing,” Emery told Sky Sports of the Wales international, who joined Arsenal in 2008.
“At the beginning [of the season], he was a little confused maybe, because he is in the last year of his contract.
“For us, and for me, he is a very important player but his confusion maybe did not help us at some moments in the season – not like his performances now.
“In his last few performances he has been helping us a lot – and in some of the key moments of this season.
“His injury is bad news and I don’t know how long he will be out of the team, maybe two or three weeks.”