By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger is not prepared to put a date on Aaron Ramsey’s comeback.
The 19-year-old suffered a double fracture to his right leg in the 3-1 win at Stoke last Saturday and underwent surgery that evening. It was successful and Ramsey will recover fully but his season is over.
Now the Welshman is starting the long-haul journey back to full fitness. Wenger spoke to Ramsey this week and admits he is “low”. Now the manager just wants to give his protégée the time and space to convalesce on his own terms.
“It is too far away to set any realistic deadline,” said Wenger speaking exclusively to TV Online on Thursday. “Let’s let him heal.
“The good news is the surgery went well and it is not a career-threatening injury. But it is two breaks and to get back to your best you need not only to practice again but you need time to recover your co-ordination. He is a young boy and he will recover from this but it is a bad injury.
“He is as low as you can be when this happens to you and you are flying. Of course we were all very sad and very down after what happened to him.
“The one thing we can do now is give him all the support it takes. Also this gives us one more reason to fight [for the title] until the end. We want to do it for him.”
Friday's TV Online interview will feature much more from Arsène Wenger on Aaron Ramsey.
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