Aaron Ramsey is now mere hours away from making his comeback to football, as he is expected to pull on the Arsenal shirt in tonight’s reserves match with Everton at their London Colney training base. Ramsey suffered an horrific leg break nine months ago which appeared to threaten his budding career, but the Welsh youngster is thought to have recovered well.
According to the Mail Online, Wales captain Ashley Williams said: “It’s a boost for Welsh football and Aaron himself. Everyone is pleased to see him back as Aaron is a top star. It was a nasty injury. You don’t want to see that happen to any footballer, especially someone you know. He’s back ahead of schedule and he’s a cracking lad. I just hope to see him back playing for us soon.”
Gunners in for Jones.
Arsenal are thought to be considering renewing their interest in Blackburn defender Phil Jones, but could face a chase for his services as Chelsea are also interested.
Jones – dubbed “the new John Terry” – has impressed for Rovers this term, and his versatility is something both Arsene Wenger and Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti are thought to want in their squads.
Mirror Football claims that Stamford Bridge is the player’s preferred destination however should he opt to leave Ewood Park. A bid of at least £10m would put either side in a reasonable position, because Manchester United and Liverpool are also keen on the 18-year-old.
Wenger: Home form ruining title chances.
Arsene Wenger believes that his side’s home form is killing any chance the Gunners have of lifting the Premier League title this season. Arsenal have not won the league since 2004 – the season of the “Invincibles.” Visiting Newcastle’s 1-0 win over the Reds condemned them to their second defeat already at the Emirates this term, having previously lost 4-3 at home to West Brom, and struggling to overcome Birmingham and West Ham.
According to Mirror Football, Wenger did also take the time to admit to the quality of the visitors, saying: “I think against West Brom we were complacent. Not today. In fairness the two teams who have beaten us here are good teams, they have shown that before and when we met them. I believe that today we were never in full flow. But we played against a good Newcastle team who is a team of men, strong physically, mature. And overall I still believe we were very unlucky to lose the game.”