By Chris Harris

Aaron Ramsey will definitely return to Arsenal when his current loan spell expires on January 3.

The Wales midfielder made his comeback from a broken leg in a Reserve League match in November and then headed to Nottingham Forest to build up his match fitness in the Championship.

But Ramsey has been restricted to one start – against Derby in midweek – after Forest’s schedule was hit by three postponements.

That might have tempted Arsène Wenger to extend Ramsey’s loan at the City Ground but, at his pre-match press conference on Friday, he explained why he won’t.

“We did not get the number of games we wanted from him because of the snow,” said manager. “He is a snow victim and we are as well consequently.

“But I am not tempted to do it [extend his loan]. If Abou Diaby was not injured I would certainly have considered it but not now.

“Aaron is not completely ready yet [for the Premier League] but he has been practising every day with the group for two months. I hope that when he comes back he should be ready in February.”

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