The Wales international has been out with a thigh injury since Boxing Day but returned to full training this week and might get a start at Goodison Park.
The French manager is hopeful that Ramsey’s return to action can give his side a timely boost as the season reaches its climax.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
[When you’re out for] three months, then it takes two or three weeks. He has worked very hard for a while in training now. What he lacks is competition.
He’s an all-round midfielder who can score goals and always drives the team forward. He’s a real box-to-box player so it’s good to have him back.
It’s an area where we are short because we have many midfielders out. We have Wilshere and Ozil out in this area, so of course it’s good to have him back.
The Gunners season is entering a critical phase and a campaign which looked as if it might deliver a League title is threatening to end in disaster. If Arsenal fail to make the top four or win the FA Cup, it could spell the lowest point of Arsene Wenger’s tenure. However the return of Ramsey will bring in a sigh of relief going into the last few games.
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He was undoubtedly Arsenal’s star player in the first half of the season. His blistering form made him one of the most coveted players in the country and if not for his untimely thigh injury, he’d be a key contender for the PFA Player of the Year award.
Replacing him has proved impossible, as none of the other midfielders have the ability to be effective as the Welshman. His attacking threat has been missed the most, as his new-found composure in front of goal was the main reason for his outstanding rise this season. When he picked up his injury, he had already notched 13 goals in just 27 appearances.
He will be disappointed to have missed so much of the season, but his return comes at an ideal time. The pain of his persistent thigh problem will be forgotten if he can help Arsenal lift their first silverware in nine years.
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