Aaron Ramsey reflects on his Arsenal comeback at Norwich
Aaron Ramsey expresses his delight at gaining more first-team minutes during Arsenal's 1-1 draw at Norwich City
Aaron Ramsey could not hide his delight after returning to Premier League action during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Norwich City on Sunday.
The Wales international had been sidelined with a hamstring injury in recent weeks but made his comeback during as a substitute in the second half of last Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb.
Ramsey, 24, started Sunday’s clash against the Canaries at Carrow Road and played 72 minutes as he continues to build his fitness levels back up.
And the midfielder admitted that he was thrilled to gain more first-team minutes as he bids to rediscover his top form as the hectic festive schedule looms large.
Ramsey told Arsenal Player: “It was good to be back out here and to get some minutes under my belt.
“Hopefully I can get a few more games under my belt to get my fitness levels back up.”
Arsenal took the lead through Mesut Ozil against the Canaries but were pegged back when Lewis Grabban finished from close range before half-time.
Ramsey continued: “It was obviously a bit disappointing to go a goal up and to concede that goal was a bit disappointing from our view, but to be fair they did well and they deserved to get a point out of the game. We just will have to up our game in our next match.
“They didn’t make it easy for us. They played a few long balls at times and it was difficult to get he ball down and get our pressing on but they did really well and probably a draw was a fair result.
“Every game is important at the moment, it is so tight so we don’t want to drop any points. We don’t want to have to play catch up but we will see at the end of the season and we will want to bounce back and get back to winning ways on Saturday.”
Arsenal, who are two points behind leaders Manchester City, host Sunderland at The Emirates in the Premier League next weekend.