Arsenal star targets new return date

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Wales manager Chris Coleman has this afternoon revealed that he anticipates Aaron Ramsey could be fit and ready for first-team action within two to three weeks, telling Sky Sports that their friendly with Iceland on March 5th came just a little too early for the midfield maestro.

Ramsey has been sidelined since Boxing Day with a thigh injury, a problem he re-aggravated just before attempting to make his comeback against Southampton at the end of January.

Coleman was forced to leave the former Wales skipper out of his squad for a friendly next week but did share a positive diagnosis with Arsenal fans on a potential return date for the playmaker, following discussions with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

He told Sky Sports: "After speaking with Arsenal and Arsène Wenger, who have been brilliant in the dealings, it is too early for him.

“He re-injured the same injury some weeks ago so that hasn’t help so he won’t be available for us. A week or two after our game with Iceland he could be available depending on his recovery and how well that goes.

“Of course you’re going to get frustrated when you’re not able to field your strongest team.

“Just look at Arsenal and they’ve missed him while he’s been out injured, he’s been in the scintillating form this season and he really has matured and it’s a shame really."

Coleman's tentative suggestion for Ramsey's return would give the star an outside chance of helping Arsenal attempt a miraculous Champions League turnaround against Bayern Munich, with the second leg of their last-16 tie coming at the Allianz Arena.

More realistically a trio of huge Premier League fixtures follow that Bayern clash in a pivotal period for the Gunners, with games against Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester City coming in quick succession.

Wenger could desperately do with a form midfield option for the business end of the campaign, with Ramsey scoring an impressive eight goals in 18 Premier League appearances before injury struck.

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