Arsene Wenger admits he is disappointed about this Arsenal situation

Arsene Wenger admits he is disappointed by Aaron Ramsey's extended spell on the Arsenal sidelines

Arsene Wenger has revealed his disappointment at Aaron Ramsey’s current spell on the Arsenal sidelines.

The Wales international has not featured for the north London club since picking up an injury in the opening Premier League game of the season against Liverpool back in August.

It had been thought that Ramsey was closing in on a comeback for the Gunners but Wenger confirmed on Thursday that the midfielder is set to remain sidelined for Arsenal’s coming games to make sure that he will be fully fit when he does return.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Swansea this weekend, Wenger said: “Ramsey will not be available.

“I’m disappointed because he has worked very hard and he had a few little setbacks that forced us to be cautious with him. He’s on the last stage, he’s building up his fitness.

“Next week will come too early. We have decided that we will give him a complete pre-season now, even if he misses more games.”

Arsenal head into the game on the back of their 1-0 win over Burnley before the international break and in third place in the Premier League table, two points behind early leaders Manchester City.

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

The north London side finished second in the table and without a trophy last season.

Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho names Chelsea FC legends as his footballing idols
Timo Werner
‘He was poor today’: Pundit slams Chelsea FC star after 1-1 draw with Man United
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel admits ‘it wasn’t easy’ for Chelsea FC star against Man United
Mikel Arteta
‘Quite brilliant’: BBC Sport pundit raves about 21-year-old Arsenal star
Mikel Arteta
Micah Richards praises ‘excellent’ Arsenal summer signing after win over Newcastle
Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho names Chelsea FC legends as his footballing idols
Timo Werner
‘He was poor today’: Pundit slams Chelsea FC star after 1-1 draw with Man United
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel admits ‘it wasn’t easy’ for Chelsea FC star against Man United
Mikel Arteta
‘Quite brilliant’: BBC Sport pundit raves about 21-year-old Arsenal star
Mikel Arteta
Micah Richards praises ‘excellent’ Arsenal summer signing after win over Newcastle
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature