agonizing injury to Aaron Ramsey has caused yet another big grief in the football world exactly two years after Eduardo’s incident at Birmingham.

And here are the traumatic reactions from Arsenal’s skipper and manager following the match at Stoke City.

Cesc Fabregas: “In five years, I’ve seen three of them – Abou (Diaby), Edu (Eduardo) and now Aaron. What can I say? It’s difficult. You could ask yourself whether we’re not protected enough. I think so… We are sometimes victims.

I’m not complaining – but there are things in football that are too much. We learned from when it happened to Eduardo. That day, we lost the league. Today, we showed character.”

Arsene Wenger: “I am not very happy with the tackle. We know what to expect from other teams but we have now lost three players in five years to horrendous tackles. I refuse to believe it’s coincidence when you’re hit as many times as we are.

We know teams want to be physical against Arsenal – this is the result. When you see how Aaron got injured today in the way that he did, it is not acceptable. I don’t accept that. We could see the team was shocked, but we go until the end because we are strong mentally and united.

We will do it for Ramsey as well because he deserves it. From a mathematical side of the game it was a good day for us. But we cannot really enjoy it.” Subscribe to feed


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