Aaron Ramsey, after recovering from his injury, made a comeback in a reserve game last month. He was, however, loaned out to Nottingham Forest to get much needed match fitness. He had a possibility to appear in 7 games for them till 3rd January, the stipulated time for his loan spell.
However, due to the weather conditions, he has been restricted to only one a few appearances. With the loan spell nearing an end, there were suggestions that his loan spell might be extended.
When asked about this, Wenger, today in his pre match press conference confirmed that he is not going to extend the loan. Wenger further said that he would have thought about it had Diaby been fit. As it stands there is no such temptation.
Although Aaron isn’t completely ready for the league but Wenger hopes that he will make it by February.
Regarding Vela’s future, Wenger commented that if a possibility arises, he will be loaned out. Wenger emphasized on not selling him as he regards Vela highly.
At the moment with too many options upfront for Wenger, Vela hasn’t featured frequently for Arsenal. For a player like him, he needs to play regularly and Wenger said that the solution will be to loan him out to give him the games he deserves.
Wenger in his pre-match press conference said:
“We did not get the number of games we wanted from him because of the snow. 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.”
“Some offensive players don’t play games like Carlos Vela. If he can get games somewhere else we will loan him out.
Not sell him, loan him out because he needs to play. He is a top quality player and at the moment we have too many strikers.
He does not get the games he deserves. He has an opportunity that I let him go somewhere.”