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
Thursday 03 April 2014
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."
Latest in Sport
William Carvalho to Arsenal? Gunners make new enquiry for £35m rated midfielder
Manchester United transfer news: More signings expected, indicates Ed Woodward
CM Punk 'never ever ever' going to return to WWE (so he probably will)
Manchester United transfer news: Completed summer deals
James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid: World Cup star completes £63m move
- 1 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 2 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 3 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 4 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 5 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains