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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey set for comeback from injury against Fulham after nearly a month on the sidelines

The in-form Welshman suffered a thigh strain during the Boxing Day win over West Ham

Arsenal look set to welcome back Aaron Ramsey for their Premier League encounter against Fulham on Saturday, having been sidelined by a thigh strain since the Boxing Day victory over West Ham.

Ramsey has been one of the key reasons why Arsenal sit at the top of the league table, and his return will be welcome news for manager Arsene Wenger after his side picked up a string of injuries.

Having seen Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain return to action following long-term absences, Wenger was unable to call on both Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs, while Nicklas Bendtner soon joined them on the sidelines after picking up a knock to his ankle in the New Year’s Day win over Cardiff City.

A major blow came with the news that Theo Walcott’s season was over, after the forward ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Tottenham that will also see him miss the World Cup in Brazil later this year.

Wenger’s injury woes were added to following the 2-1 win at Villa Park on Monday evening, after Tomas Rosicky suffered a suspected broken nose and Nacho Monreal picked up a possible broken metatarsal in his foot.

Both are doubtful to feature at the Emirates on Saturday, meaning that Ramsey and Gibbs’ return could not come at a better time.

The Gunners should also have Mikel Arteta available after he missed the trip to Villa Park with a calf injury.