Whilst many may believe that things aren’t quite going Arsenal’s way on the injury front at the moment, after the recent news regarding Theo Walcott and jokingly a certain Julian Draxler, there are some positives coming from the treatment table and it is that Aaron Ramsey could return for the Gunners this weekend.
As mentioned, it’s not too long ago since Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott was ruled out for a sorry six months, in an injury that has caused a lot of concern and sympathy to be put towards the player. Injuries to Bendtner, Ramsey, Gibbs, Monreal and Arteta just to name a few have also forced the Gunners into massive starting line-up changes, however the good news is that many of those are near a return to match fitness.
Arsenal have already welcomed back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, after a 5 month injury saw the former Southampton man, miss both Arsenal and England games respectively. However the 20 year old made his return to the first team by playing a good stint vs Aston Villa in the league.
Monreal unfortunately picked up an injury against Villa, as did Tomas Rosicky, although both aren’t expected to be major concerns. With Gibbs coming back and Ozil already featuring once again, these injuries shouldn’t be too much of a problem and we shouldn’t miss them in their absence. However one player that the Gunners faithful have missed is Aaron Ramsey, who picked up an injury against West Ham United on his birthday. At the time the injury seemed to change the game in which Ramsey was having little impact on. However in the long term, although we haven’t necessarily missed him, the form he was in prior to his injury was unbelievable and it would be amazing to witness upon his return.
Ramsey had a blinding start to the season, socking an unbelievable amount of goals for someone who was slated so much in the past. It wasn’t just his goals, but his technicality, and his work rate too were important areas of his game and he came across as a very good player and leader for the Gunners in our push for success. Sadly his injury ended this run, but with the Welshman expected back this weekend, could we see the inclusion of another star player amongst our starting line-up? And will Ramsey and the other returning players help Arsenal to get by without Walcott, Monreal and all?