Aaron Ramsey injury latest: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Welsh midfielder could return against Everton on Sunday

Manager also claimed that the FA Cup semi-final will come too soon for Ozil

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Aaron Ramsey will play some part of Arsenal's crucial Premier League match at Everton on Sunday, according to the Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger, who also confirmed Mesut Ozil will not return in time to play in the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan Athletic on 12 April.

Ramsey suffered a thigh strain in the 3-1 victory over West Ham towards the end of 2013 initially ruled the in-form Welshman out for six weeks, but two separate setback since then has seen him confined to the sidelines as Arsenal’s season has slipped into disarray.

Wenger, however, has confirmed today that Ramsey is back in training, and could feature at Goodison Park, alongside the Spanish left-back Nacho Monreal, who has been out with an ankle injury. He also said Abou Diaby, who has not played in over a year, has rejoined the squad.

"Aaron and Nacho Monreal are back training with the squad, so that is good news," Wenger told arsenal.com. "Hopefully they will be available for Sunday. Diaby is back on the pitches, so that is good news."


On Ozil, who has been out since February after suffering a hamstring injury in the 2-0 defeat at Bayern Munich, Wenger added: "The FA Cup will be too soon for him, but he will hopefully be back soon after that."

Laurent Koscielny has been ruled for the Everton fixture, but, unlike, Ozil, has a chance to return for the semi-final at Wembley.

"He is still out. The earliest [he will be back] is next week, the latest is the week after."