Major Arsenal injury boost as 26-year-old returns ahead of Liverpool clash - reliable journalist
By Will Butcher
Aaron Ramsey could hand Arsene Wenger a huge midfield boost after he returned to training ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Liverpool on Saturday, according to a reliable journalist.
The 26-year-old has been sidelined since late January, after being substituted in the 20th minute of Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Watford with a calf problem.
However, Sun reporter Phil Cadden revealed on his personal Twitter account that Ramsey was back in training and a possibility to face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield.
Aaron Ramsey back in full training for Arsenal. Could be available for game at Liverpool. Good news for @FAWales too.
— Phil Cadden (@pjcadden) February 27, 2017
The return of Wales international Ramsey will come as a huge boost to manager Wenger, with his current midfield options coming under increased scrutiny.
Granit Xhaka has been criticised for his disciplinary problems, while Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin are struggling to provide the quality required in the Premier League.
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With Santi Cazorla also struggling to overcome injury, the return of ex-Cardiff ace Ramsey will delight Frenchman Wenger if he is fit enough to return against Merseyside giants Liverpool.
The Gunners are currently in the middle of a sticky patch of form, in which they have lost three of their last five league and cup outings with wins coming against Sutton and Hull.
However, Wenger’s north London giants will be well rested ahead of their clash against Liverpool, with their last game coming against Sutton on February 20.
That could give the Gunners the advantage ahead of Saturday’s evening kick-off, who will be buoyed after watching Liverpool lose 3-1 to Premier League champions Leicester on Monday.
A win for Ramsey and the rest of the Arsenal side could see them move up to second in the Premier League table, if both Spurs and Man City lose on the weekend.
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