The last time Aaron Ramsey started a game for Arsenal it was against Everton and he scored the first ever hat-trick of his career. He linked up brilliantly with our new strike team A-M-O and he has probably never had more room up front while our opponents were concentrating on Mkhi and Auba and everything worked like a dream.
But he went off injured after scoring his third goal, and it now looks like we are having a race against Time to get him ready to face Man City. When Wenger was asked if Ramsey had recovered enough to be in the squad to face Ostersund tomorrow, he said: “He’s not in the squad. He had a good training session but he’s a bit short for Thursday.
“We’ll see how his evolution goes now from today until Sunday. I don’t rule him out yet, it depends on how well he can improve with the intensity of training until Sunday.”
Ramsey was replaced by Wilshere when he went off in the Everton game, but because of Aaron’s injury, it was Wilshere, Xhaka and Elneny in midfield against Tottenham which didn’t work out so well as we were totally over-run by the Spuds. So if Ramsey does not recover, which is looking unlikely at the moment, should we play with 2 or 3 midfielders? And which two should be first choice?