Middle man: Aaron Ramsey is back to his best form

By Emma Sanders

Arsene Wenger has hinted Aaron Ramsey may have to wait for his place in the starting XI after returning from injury.

The midfielder was sidelined with a hamstring injury which he picked up in their 4-3 defeat against Liverpool on the opening weekend of the season, but returned to the side for their 4-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

Ramsey came on as a second-half substitute during the victory and made an impact, assisting Olivier Giroud’s opening goal.

However, with Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in top form and Granit Xhaka returning from suspension this week, Ramsey will have to be patient following his return from injury.

“I don’t know, I will have to analyse all that now, with Xhaka back,” said Wenger, when asked whether Ramsey could start against Ludogorets, as reported by the Express.

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“We play now in the Champions League and then we play Tottenham so I have to see who I rest and who I play without diminishing the chance of the team to win the game.”

Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League, level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool, but face a tough week as they take on rivals Tottenham on Sunday following a Champions League clash on Tuesday.

The Gunners then travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the league before hosting Paris Saint-Germain in yet another Champions League clash.

Ramsey has notched up just two appearances this season since impressing for Wales in the European Championships, but will be expected to feature at some point against Ludogorets and Tottenham, though it is likely to be as a substitute.

In other Arsenal team news, this is what Hector Bellerin got up to following the Gunners’ 4-1 victory against Sunderland.