Maurizio Sarri has confirmed Aaron Ramsey will sit out Juventus’ Champions League meeting with Lokomotiv Moscow, though the Welshman is nearing a comeback from injury.
The midfielder missed both of his country’s games over the international break after picking up a knock during the warm-up for Juve’s showdown against Inter. He was also absent for the club’s 2-1 triumph over Bologna on Saturday, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic netting to maintain the Bianconeri’s unbeaten start to the campaign.
Ramsey joined Juventus in the summer on a free transfer from Arsenal but has only featured in five matches since his arrival. He struck what stands as his only goal for the side in a 2-1 defeat of Hellas Verona, levelling the score with a deflected effort from long-range.
Discussing the 28-year-old’s situation ahead of the Champions League group fixture at home to Lokomotiv on Tuesday, Sarri said (as quoted by Football Italia): “
“When he scored his 700th [career] goal, he was thinking about his 800th. I think that’s important for all of us who are close to him because it’s contagious.
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