Aaron Ramsey will make his long awaited return to the Arsenal FC squad ahead of their match against Everton, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
Arsenal fans are finally treated with some good news with regards to injuries as Aaron Ramsey is set return to the squad against Everton. The Welsh midfielder started the season on fine form and was at the forefront of Arsenal’s title challenge as he scored eight goals in 17 starts in the Premier League, along with six assists. But just when it looked as if the former Cardiff City midfielder was fulfilling his potential, he suffered an injury blow which has kept him out of the squad since the 1-3 win over West Ham United on the Boxing Day.
Arsenal have struggled in his absence as they have fallen off the race for the title, and although initially he was expected to be out for only six weeks, his return was delayed by few set-backs. Ramsey was expected to return before the North London derby, but it was later revealed that he is yet to regain full fitness and Arsene Wenger was unwilling to take chances by rushing him to the side. But the Frenchman has now confirmed that the 23-year-old will make his much awaited return to the squad ahead of Arsenal’s important clash against Everton. Nacho Monreal, whose last appearance was in the 0-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, has also returned to training, along with Abou Diaby, who has been out for a long time.
“Aaron and Nacho Monreal are back training with the squad, so that is good news. Hopefully they will be available for Sunday. Diaby is back on the pitches, so that is good news.” – The Arsenal manager said.
His return will be a huge boost for the side with Everton breathing down their neck in the points table. Wenger also revealed that Laurent Koscielny, who picked up an injury in the match against Chelsea, is still at least a week away from return to full fitness – which means he could be available for the FA Cup semi-final clash against Wigan Athletic.
“He [Koscielny] is still out. The earliest [he will be back] is next week, the latest is the week after.” – Wenger added.
Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere are still struggling with their injuries and Arsene Wenger insists that the German international is sure to miss the FA Cup tie.
“At the moment that is all because the other injured players are not back, not Wilshere, not Ozil. Everybody else is alright.
“The FA Cup will be too soon for him [Ozl], but he will hopefully be back soon after that.” – He said.
When asked about the progress of Wilshere and Theo Walcott, Wenger replied: “They are alright, they are doing well. It is still early for them, of course for Theo the season is finished and Jack is progressing well.”