Wales midfielder eyeing return at White Hart Lane.
Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey is targeting a return from injury against bitter North London rivals Tottenham in next Sunday’s crucial Premier League clash.
The Welshman is not yet back in full training but hopes to return to the Gunners team for the short trip to White Hart Lane, which could go a long way to determining which club finishes in fourth place.
The news comes at a good time for Arsenal, who lost Jack Wilshere to injury for at least six weeks yesterday.
Ramsey started the season in blistering form but has not played since injuring his ankle on Boxing Day. An attempted comeback on 27 January ended in disappointment, with the 23-year-old breaking down in training, but Ramsey says he is now ready to return and ‘achieve something special’.
“It was definitely a big blow to get injured. I have had a couple of setbacks since but I am itching to get back out there and try and achieve something special this season,” Ramsey told the London Evening Standard.
“We put ourselves in a great opportunity early on and hopefully we can see it through now.
“I’m not back in full training yet — I’m outside with the fitness coaches. Hopefully, I will be back in time for the Tottenham game — that’s my target but we will just have to wait and see.
“Missing any games, even when we are winning, is frustrating because as a player you want to play every game possible.
“These things happen to professional sportsmen and you just have to get back out there as quickly as possible. I want to get back out there and help the team achieve what they want to.”
Ramsey will miss tomorrow’s FA Cup quarter final against Everton but is backing his teammates to move one step closer to the club’s first trophy since 2005.
“We are going to definitely give everything to get through this game against Everton,” said Ramsey, who was in the team that drew 1-1 with the Merseysiders at Emirates Stadium in December.
“We know how difficult opponents they have proven to be this season — they haven’t lost many but we know what we can do at home and we think we have got enough quality to get through this one.
“If we do, we are at Wembley and anything can happen. That’s where we want to be and we can have a really good go at winning the FA Cup.”