Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal must be patient with Aaron Ramsey
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal must be patient with Aaron Ramsey and not rush the midfielder back into action too soon.
Last Updated: 27/03/14 4:13pm
Ramsey enjoyed a superb first half of the season, scoring 13 goals, but has not featured since coming off at West Ham on Boxing Day because of a thigh problem.
Wenger confirmed after Tuesday's 2-2 home draw against Swansea that the Wales international had suffered a "little setback" in his rehabilitation.
Ramsey had been pencilled in for a return in Saturday's Premier League game against Manchester City, but his comeback has now been put on hold.
Wenger said: "Ramsey is progressing well, but we need to be patient for a few more weeks."
The Gunners will also be without Jack Wilshere and club-record signing Mesut Ozil once again for the visit of City.
Wenger added: "Compared to Tuesday night, we have no new injuries and no-one coming back as well.
"Nacho Monreal should be the first one back in training because he is just starting to run in the next few days."
Arsenal tackle a rampant City side in need of a positive performance following the draw against Swansea and the 6-0 humiliation at Chelsea which ruined Wenger's 1,000th match in charge last weekend.
The Frenchman said: "We have to restore belief as well as we can and accept our position at the end of the season, but at the moment our focus is to recover from a high disappointment and recover for the next game.
"It is a huge game."
Watch Arsenal take on Manchester City live on Sky Sports 1HD at 5.30pm on Saturday.