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Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey Returns To Squad For Everton Match

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says midfielder Aaron Ramsey will return to the squad for Sunday's Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park.

The 23-year-old Wales international scored 13 goals in 27 games before suffering a thigh injury in the 3-1 victory at West Ham on Boxing Day.

"Having someone like Ramsey, who can help the team be successful, is very important," said Wenger.

"He has worked very hard in training [but] what he lacks is competition.

" Ramsey, who signed a new five-year contract in March, returns as Arsenal's season enters a crucial stage.

The fourth-placed Gunners are just four points ahead of Everton, who have a game in hand, and face Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on 12 April.

After a 6-0 defeat at Chelsea and 2-2 home draw with Swansea, Wenger felt his team had "turned a corner" with the 1-1 draw with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal are seven points adrift of leaders Liverpool with six games left.

Wenger said: "Every game becomes vital.
We have a small percentage [chance of winning] the title, but we have to give everything to make it possible.

" Toffees boss Roberto Martinez, meanwhile, says his side have "earned the right" to challenge Arsenal for fourth place in the Premier League, and Champions League qualification.

The Spaniard added: "There are 21 points to fight for.

It's down to how many we can get.
" Martinez received a fitness boost of his own with the news wing-back Bryan Oviedo will return from a broken leg before the end of the season, and could still play at this summer's World Cup.

The 24-year-old Costa Rica international suffered a double leg fracture during the 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round victory at Stevenage on 25 January.

"The moment the injury happened, I thought the World Cup was out of the question but there is a chance," Martinez said.

"He has a good opportunity to join the group in the final week of the season, which is an incredible recovery time.

" BBC SPORT