04/04/2014 06:30 BST | Updated 04/04/2014 07:59 BST

Arsenal Include Aaron Ramsey In Everton Squad

Arsenal have included midfielder Aaron Ramsey in their squad for Sunday's crunch Premier League match at Everton.

Ramsey, outstanding in the first half of the season, has not played since suffering a thigh injury in the Boxing Day win at West Ham. He was initially expected to be out for six weeks but suffered a setback in his rehabilitation.

The 23-year-old Welshman has scored 13 goals in 27 appearances for the Gunners, who lead Everton by just fourth points as they attempt to secure Champions League qualification for a 17th successive season.

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Ramsey was in outstanding form for Arsenal before he suffered a thigh injury

"Aaron has been out for a long time and has just joined in [training] yesterday, but he will be available," manager Arsène Wenger confirmed at Friday's press conference.

"He is an all-round midfielder who can score goals and drives the team forward always, a real box-to-box player, so it is good to have him back.

"That is an area where we are short because we have many midfielders out - we have Wilshere out, Ozil out in this area, so of course it is good to have him back."

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Wenger added: "He has worked very hard for a while in training now. What he lacks is competition.

"It is a bit like that (signing a new player), yes. Of course he is somebody coming back, he can help the team be very successful. It can be like that, yes."