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Football: Parlour says Ramsey's the 'next Gerrard'

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has forecast Gunners rising star Aaron Ramsey could become as influential a player as England captain Steven Gerrard. Wales international Ramsey has scored 13 goals this season but has not played since a Boxing Day win over West Ham because of a thigh injury. Ramsey signed a contract extension with Arsenal on Tuesday and Parlour said he could do for the Gunners what fellow midfielder Gerrard has done for Liverpool.

Football: Ramsey upbeat after signing new Arsenal deal

Aaron Ramsey believes his best is yet to come after signing a new contract with Arsenal that will reportedly keep the Wales midfielder at the north London club until 2018. Ramsey, 23, currently out of action with a thigh injury, hopes to return to full fitness soon and add to his tally of 13 goals so far this season as Arsenal continue their push for the Premier League and FA Cup. "I feel like there's plenty more to come. This season I've proven a lot of people wrong," he told Arsenal Player on Tuesday.

Football: Arsenal lose Ramsey for around six weeks

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be unavailable for up to six weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Friday. The 23-year-old Wales international has been one of the London club's star performers this season, but he has not played since December 26 due to the problem. He returned to full training earlier this week, only to aggravate the injury, which prevented him from making a comeback in Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Southampton on Tuesday.

Ramsey the hero of the hour, and season, for Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) - During the long hours in the gym as he fought his way back to fitness from a horrific leg injury, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey must have wondered whether he still had a future in football. The February 2010 injury, when he shattered two bones in a tackle by Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross, was a distant memory on Thursday as England's media hailed the 22-year-old Welsh international as Arsenal's Champions League hero.

Football: Ramsey rubber-stamps Arsenal progress

A brace from Aaron Ramsey earned Arsenal a 2-0 win over Fenerbahce on Tuesday that confirmed their place in the Champions League group phase for the 16th consecutive season. Leading 3-0 from last week's first leg, in which Ramsey also scored, Arsene Wenger's men finished the job in unfussy fashion at the Emirates Stadium thanks to a goal in each half from the in-form Welsh midfielder.

Football: Wales suffer late Ramsey blow

Wales suffered a late setback ahead of their friendly international against Austria when Aaron Ramsey withdrew through injury just hours before kick-off on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Arsenal midfielder pulled out of the match at Swansea's Liberty Stadium with a calf problem and has now returned to his club for treatment. Confirming Ramsey's exit, a Football Association of Wales statement said: "Aaron Ramsey has this (Wednesday) afternoon withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Austria at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.

Football: Wales suffer late Ramsey blow

Wales suffered a late setback ahead of their friendly international against Austria when Aaron Ramsey withdrew through injury just hours before kick-off on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Arsenal midfielder bowed out of the match at Swansea's Liberty Stadium with a calf problem and has now returned to the north London club for treatment. Confirming Ramsey's exit, a Football Association of Wales statement said: "Aaron Ramsey has this (Wednesday) afternoon withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Austria at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
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