Arsenal’s faltering season will be handed a boost for Sunday’s crucial match at Everton as Aaron Ramsey is expected to return.
The much-improved Welshman injured his thigh against West Ham on Boxing Day and his energy and new-found scoring ability has been sorely missed.
Ramsey, 23, has netted 12 times this term, taking the pressure off lone striker Olivier Giroud and he was once favourite to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
It’s almost impossible Ramsey will follow in fellow countryman Gareth Bale’s footsteps in this regard, but he is a vital member of Arsenal’s side. They went top after the last game Cardiff's graduate played.
He has transformed fans’ opinion of him after he was pretty ineffective on the wing, with Theo Walcott being deployed successfully up front.
But supporters should learn to have faith in youngsters, as Ramsey was Arsenal’s best performer in their fantastic start to 2013/14.
Although he will be a substitute, Ramsey is returning at a critical time as Everton are just four points behind the Gunners with a game in hand. Therefore, it is imperative Arsenal win three points at Goodison Park.
They have an excellent record against the Toffees. Arsene Wenger’s side are unbeaten in 13 games against the Merseysiders.
James Beattie, the current Accrington Stanley boss, scored the only goal in Liverpool that day and Arsenal will be hoping Ramsey’s return continues this stretch of unbeaten games.
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