By Giuseppe Muro
Arsène Wenger insists Aaron Ramsey has no mental hurdle to overcome ahead of tomorrow’s game against Leeds.
The manager has confirmed Ramsey will be in his squad for the FA Cup tie meaning the Wales midfielder could get his first taste of competitive football in an Arsenal shirt since suffering a double leg fracture at Stoke last February.
Speaking ahead of the game, Wenger has no doubt that Ramsey is mentally ready after his invaluable loan spell at Nottingham Forest, where he was thrust back into the physical side of the game.
“On [the physical] front it's reassuring - he's not scared,” said Wenger. “You never know how that acts on players' minds but he is not scared.
“You can condition and condition but at the end of the day when you have to put your foot in you have to put it in. I don't have a worry for him about that.
“Yes, he has done well. He needs to get all his movement and pace back – he is not completely there yet. But he can only get it if he continues to practice. I still give him one or two months to be completely back.
“He's in the squad but I cannot tell you now whether he will start.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 7 Jan 2011