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Wenger Welcomes Back Key Midfielder

Wenger Welcomes Back Key Midfielder

It`s safe to say that before his injury at Christmas Aaron Ramsey was not only the top performer at Arsenal this season, but the stand out player in the whole league.

Rambo really discovered his shooting boots this season bagging 13 goals in 27 appearances, which is more than he scored in his other fives seasons at the club combined.

However this ill-timed injury kept him out for a lot longer than anticipated and really put a dampener on Arsenal`s creative output.

Arsene Wenger today confirmed that Ramsey is back in full training and in contention to play against Everton on Sunday … and no, this isn`t a continuation of my poor Diaby "April Fools".

Wenger confirmed that along with Monreal, the Welshman is set to return "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."

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Date:Thursday April 3 2014
Time: 11:09PM


It is good news to have Ramsey back with prospects of being in the squad already, for Sunday, but it looks like a case of too little, too late. His return could provide a buzz about the team, however, which would be. Vital in the run-in. Welcome back, Rambo.
04/04/2014 05:43:00
I'm sure he will only play for 10-15 minutes on Sunday to ease him back into it, but he can still be a key player for us in ensuring 4th is safe and winning the FA Cup. I'd love to see this kid lift that trophy!
04/04/2014 07:44:00
Nice to have our best player in the 2013 calendar year back. He was sorely missed.
04/04/2014 16:37:00
You and me both, rocky7! I am so happy to see the Man Of Steel back. Even if he doesn't feature on Sunday, just knowing he is fit is a big fillip.
04/04/2014 17:32:00
Amos, hey Amos. What do you make of this from wenger in the guardian. Ramsey was in the red before he played at West Ham United on Boxing Day, the league fixture in which he suffered his thigh injury but Wenger admitted that because the player was in the form of his life, he had struggled to give him a rest. "When Ramsey got his injury we saw he was tired at West Ham, so maybe sometimes when the player is very important as well, you are tempted to play him even when he is tired," he said. But I'm sure you are still right. Ramsey wasn't run in to the ground, wasn't risked, wasn't showing fatigue. My view from my seat was deceiving. Did I say that Wenger more than likely chose to overrule advice? Never mind though, I'm sure his injury didn't affect our season.
05/04/2014 03:13:00
I know I sound like a smug ars*, but your dismissal of what many could see was pretty annoying. I'm sure you will still find some way to dismiss this too with some absurd reasoning
05/04/2014 03:16:00
@ paul_ownz - out of interest, does it actually say Ramsey was in the red zone? Because being tired and being in the red zone may not be the same. Rambo's not the only player who has played when tired, and AW is not the only manager who plays a tired player.
05/04/2014 11:47:00
That's what the article says. It's in the guardian
05/04/2014 12:00:00
Also being in the red zone is linked to tiredness and fatigue.
05/04/2014 12:06:00
A triumphant sounding post there paul! - but I'm not sure that tells us anything we didn't already know.! Presumably Ramsey wasn't deemed too tired before being picked to play against west ham so noticing that he was tired when he was on the pitch is a bit too late to make a decision whether to play him or not. It's his condition before the game that's important. Had he been 'run into the ground' then presumably he would have been too tired to play and wouldn't have been picked. Our key players are always going to be risked to some degree. Perhaps more so as we needed a win to go top of the league. You can't always avoid that particularly as I'm guessing that for this game Wilshere, who might play that role in Ramsey's absence, was also injured as he wasn't on the bench. Maybe Southampton took a risk playing Rodriguez today, perhaps ManU took a risk playing RvP in the CL - it's kinda normal really.
05/04/2014 15:20:00
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