Arsenal latest: Ramsey should get 'great reception'; Wenger 'relaxed' on new deal

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Arsenal face Cardiff City in the Premier League this weekend - and it will be a return home for Arsenal’s in form man Aaron Ramsey.

And Malky Mackay has called on his fans to give him a rapturous reception - which is expected considering his relationship with the Welsh national team:

"I hope he gets a great reception here and I am pretty sure he will. He is a fine young man, I met him a couple of weeks ago when the Welsh squad were here. He popped in and at that point I said to him to make sure that in a couple of weeks' time he goes easy with us. It's good to see a young British player grasping the nettle at Premier League level and actually being one of the main men at Arsenal."

In terms of team news not much has changed for either team tomorrow. Cardiff City have no injury concerns while Arsenal will welcome back Kieran Gibbs - who has recovered from a brief illness.

Theo Walcott could start, after returning to full fitness, as Jack Wilshere could be rested for the game.

Lukas Podolski remains out - but close to a return.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Yaya Sanogo and Abou Diaby are out until 2014.

Arsene Wenger has brushed off questioning on his contract situation. His current deal expires at the end of the season, and when asked whether he would be signing a new deal for Christmas he responded:

“Why? Do you treat that as a present? The fans don’t need to question my commitment to this club. I just want do well and focus on that. After our difficult start to the season, I want to make sure I am doing the best for this club. I am relaxed about the situation.”

Liverpool look set to beat Arsenal to Barcelona star Martin Montoya. The right-back is out of contract at the end of the season and the 22-year-old is heavily linked with an exit from Barca - after talks with the club broke down this month.

Rodgers however wants him in January - and Ian Ayre has reportedly flown out to Spain to finalise a deal.

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has spoken to the BBC today - and he seems to have thawed his frosty relationship with the rest of the Arsenal board.

He has previously clashed over clubs transfer policy - but the signing of Mesut Ozil seems to have placated him slightly.

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