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Football: Arsenal dealt another blow for north London derby with Ramsey still not fit

Published on Mar 13, 2014 9:51 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Aaron Ramsey's return for Arsenal has been put on hold with the Welshman still not fully recovered from the thigh injury that has sidelined him since December.

With a growing injury list, manager Arsene Wenger had hoped Ramsey, Arsenal's star performer earlier in the season, would be fit for Sunday's vital north London derby at Tottenham Hotspur.

"We have had to defer his comeback to full training a little so he is not available," the Frenchman said on Thursday.

"He is having difficulties in the final stages of his rehab. It looks to be short-term."

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