Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey discusses his injury problems

Aaron Ramsey

The Arsenal midfielder has admitted that his over-eagerness has contributed to extended spells on the sidelines.

Aaron Ramsey has admitted to the Daily Telegraph that he has contributed to his own injury problems at Arsenal by making premature first-team comebacks.

The Wales international midfielder missed most of the second half of last season with a thigh injury and his 2014-15 campaign has been undermined by persistent hamstring problems.

Although Ramsey is unsure about the root cause of his hamstring issues, he accepts he was guilty of rushing back too early in the past.

“I think last season when I got injuries I was trying to come back too quickly, and that’s why I was out for the period I was,” said Ramsey in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. “But this time, no. I played a couple of games and then they (the hamstrings) have gone again. I don’t know if they were able to take the load that I was mounting up in games. Maybe that is one of the issues why they did go.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he was looking at introducing more sophisticated injury prevention methods into the club's set-up in a bid to halt the injury crises that have decimated the Arsenal squad at key points in the season in recent years.

The Gunners recruited fitness coach Shad Forsythe from the Germany national team last summer and the American’s work is starting to bear fruit.

With Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Debuchy available after lengthy spells on the sidelines, Arsenal’s only absentees on Saturday for their FA Cup semi-final against Reading will be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta.

“These things happen and they seem to happen to us more than any other club,” said Ramsey. “Hopefully we can try and stop this from happening with me and the other players. At the moment we seem to have been doing that.”

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