Aaron Ramsey is ‘itching’ to get back to action after missing out on every game since the opening day against Liverpool when his hamstring went pop.

Arsene Wenger told the press before the game against Boro at the weekend that Ramsey could return for the visit of Sunderland next weekend.

“Ramsey is progressing well and I believe fitness-wise he is 90 per cent there,” Wenger said.

“His potential return could be not against Reading on Tuesday, but maybe Sunderland.”

Given that this is Aaron Ramsey and his hamstrings, you’d be well advised to pay close attention to Wenger’s use of the word ‘maybe’ in that statement and keep your hopes in check.

Speaking on his official Instagram account, the Welshman said

Itching to get back out there for both club & country. Thanks for all the support

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