Arsenal Team News: Ramsey Injury Update + Player Fit To Face Swansea

By on October 11, 2016

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is struggling to be fit to face Swansea on Saturday but Francis Coquelin is set to make his return against the Welsh outfit , according to the Telegraph.

Ramsey has been on the sidelines since suffering a hamstring injury during our 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at the Emirates on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

The Welsh international was only initially expected to be out for around three weeks but his comeback has been delayed as he’s suffered a number of setbacks in his recovery over the past two months.

The Telegraph claim that Ramsey is now back in full training again but is still unlikely to be risked against Swansea as the midfielder has previously complained of pain in his hamstring whenever he tried to step-up his training regime.

Arsene Wenger has no need to push Ramsey in to action as Coquelin is now fit and available for selection this weekend after missing the last three weeks with a knee injury that he sustained during the 3-0 win over Chelsea last month.

It was initially feared that Coquelin may have suffered ligament damage which would have ruled him out for months but Wenger confirmed before the international break that scans had shown the injury to be far less severe than first thought.

The Frenchman returned to full training earlier this month and has been working on his fitness during the international break so he’ll now be in contention to make his return having missed the wins over Basel and Burnley.

arsenal's francis coquelin

However, it remains to be seen whether Coquelin – or Ramsey for that matter – will regain their first team places as Granit Xhaka has performed superbly alongside Santi Cazorla in the middle of the park in recent games.

Obviously it’s great to see we’ve got options in midfield but it’s going to be interesting to see who Wenger picks as his first choice central midfield partnership when everyone is fit and available for selection.

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