There’s great news for Welsh fans after Aaron Ramsey revealed he aims to be back playing competitive football by the end of November.
In an interview with Arsenal TV the midfield playmaker said it was ‘great’ to be back training.
Ramsey was seriously injured back in February after Stoke City defender, Ryan Shawcross lunged into a challenge and broke the Welsh midfielder’s leg in two places.
Since then, Ramsey has been on a long and arduous journey back to full fitness to regain strength in his right leg.
The 19 year old midfield maestro said: "I’ve been doing strengthening excercises for a while now and I’m begining to feel the benefits. I’m doing outdoor excercises with the fitness coach and I feel good."
"It’s great to be outside again kicking a ball. I’ve missed it a lot but it’s a great feeling to be outside again."
"I’m a motivated person. I’ve missed a lot of football, but it’s made me appreciate it more. Now I just want to be back doing the things I used to do."
The Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger said: "He’s back running and kicking a ball. You’d be amazed if you saw him training. In the last month he’s made a huge step forward, and you see his smile again."
It is welcoming news to both Arsenal and Wales fans, as both teams have missed his creativity and vision in the middle of the park.
The hope for Wales is that Ramsey can make a few appearances for Arsenal before Christmas before aiming to win back his place in Arsene Wenger’s first team in the new year before Wales meet England in the Euro 2012 qualifiers in March.
On this day in 1966, Swansea Town played their first European match on home soil as Slavia Sofia visited the Vetch.