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
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