Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey is back in full training ahead of Arsenal’s crunch Champions League tie with Dinamo Zagreb.
The Welsh midfielder has been out since banjaxing his hamstring against Bayern Munich at the end of October but resumed full training this morning.
It remains to be seen whether he’ll be thrown in the deep end tomorrow night, however, with confirmation that Francis Coquelin will be missing for at least two months his return to action is welcome news.
In the absence of Coquelin and Mikel Arteta – whose recurring calf problem struck again on Saturday – Wenger has hinted that Calum Chambers could provide backup to Mathieu Flamini in defensive midfield.
The Southampton Academy graduate was touted for the position when he first arrived at the Emirates but has only featured once in the role; in last season’s defeat away at Southampton
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Tomas Rosicky and Danny Welbeck remain sidelined.