By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger is hoping that Aaron Ramsey will return in November.

The Welshman suffered fractures to the tibia and fibula of his right leg during Arsenal's 3-1 win at Stoke City back in February. His recovery has been swift since then but, until today, Wenger had not revealed the expected date of his comeback. Now November has been ringed on the calendar.

Although Ramsey is one of three players who will miss the start of the season, all are making solid progress. Arsenal could be without other squad members for the curtain-raiser at Liverpool on Sunday but they are only minor problems.

"We have some problems with Bendtner and Djourou (hamstring)," said Wenger.  "Bendtner will be out for four weeks I think with a groin problem. But we have Ramsey who is coming back in November now. All the rest of the injuries are short term."

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12 Aug 2010