By Chris Harris
No prizes for guessing that Aaron Ramsey feels "great" to be back in action.
The Wales midfielder is coming towards the end of a gruelling rehabilitation programme after suffering a double leg fracture in February and has finally swapped the gym for the training pitches at London Colney.
Ramsey will have to wait a while longer for a first-team comeback - Arsène Wenger recently earmarked a November return for the 19-year-old - but he can finally put the dark days of his injury behind him.
"I’ve been doing strengthening exercises and those sort of things for a long time now," Ramsey told Arsenal TV Online. "I’m starting to feel the benefits and I’m outside training with the fitness coach, and I feel good.
“It’s great to be back outside and kicking the ball again. I missed it for a long time, but it’s such a good feeling to be back outside.
“I’m a very motivated guy," he added. "I’ve missed a lot [of football] and it’s made me realise how much it means to me. Now I just want to get back and start doing what I used to do.”
Subscribers can now watch the full interview with Aaron on Arsenal TV Online. He discussed:
- his rehabilitation process
- the least enjoyable aspect of his recovery
- his motivation
- receiving messages of support from the fans
- the test of his character
- the prospect of returning to action