Ramsey set for November return
Arsene Wenger is hoping injured midfielder Aaron Ramsey will make his first-team comeback in November.
Last Updated: 12/08/10 6:01pm
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping injured midfielder Aaron Ramsey will make his first-team comeback in November.
The 19-year-old Wales international is currently sidelined with a serious right leg break, having suffered fractures to the tibia and fibula back in February.
Ramsey sustained the horror injury against Stoke when a challenge from Ryan Shawcross put him out of action for a considerable duration.
But while Gunners boss Wenger has minor injury concerns over Nicklas Bendtner and Johan Djourou ahead of his side's weekend Premier League opener at Liverpool, the Frenchman revealed he hopes to be boosted by Ramsey's return later in the year.
"We have some problems with Bendtner and Djourou," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.
"Bendtner will be out for four weeks I think with a groin problem. But we have Ramsey who is coming back in November now.
"All the rest of the injuries are short term."
The North Londoners travel to Anfield on Sunday to face Roy Hodgson's Reds, but they will definitely be without Bendtner and Djourou who are suffering from groin and hamstring problems respectively.
Meanwhile, Wenger also admits he has doubts over midfielders Denilson and Abou Diaby, while he is unsure whether to select Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas in his squad.
"Denilson will have a test on Friday or Saturday on an abdominal problem," he told Arsenal TV Online.
"Diaby has a calf problem, but he is back in full training. He might be available and Andrey Arshavin is all right.
"But I still have to make a decision about whether I will include van Persie and Fabregas in the squad."