Thursday September 11th, 2014

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be available for Arsenal's match against Manchester City on Saturday despite an ankle injury suffered on Tuesday, coach Arsène Wenger told The Guardian on Thursday.

Ramsey sustained an ankle strain while playing for Wales in the team's 2-1 win over Andorra on Tuesday in a Euro 2016 qualifier, but Wenger said it's a "minor," "short-term" injury. 

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Last season, Ramsey injured his thigh in December, which sidelined him for over three months.

“I’m relieved because I had been haunted in my head by last year’s injury that was much more serious than expected,” Wenger said. “At the start, it was a little muscular injury and then it was three months."

The game was played on artificial turf in Andorra. Wenger believes that contributed to Ramsey's ankle and said he's against the use of turf personally, but said he understands why some stadiums use it since it's preferable to a bad grass field.

Ramsey, 23, had 10 goals in 23 Premier League contests last season and has two goals in three matches this season. Arsenal has five points through three Premier League matches this year.

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