Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he plans to recall Aaron Ramsey from Cardiff City when the midfielder’s loan spell ends at the weekend.
Cardiff boss Dave Jones had been hopeful of persuading Wenger to extend the 20-year-old’s loan spell at the club longer than the original month-long deal.
However, with Arsenal looking to maintain their Premier League title push, as well as going strong in Europe, Wenger is keen to utilise the Welsh youngster.
"I intend to use him, I have had good reports from Cardiff," Wenger told the club’s official website. "He is on loan until Saturday.
"After that he comes back. He could not play last Saturday because he had a little hip problem and we demanded that he rest.
"I think he will play this Saturday again and then we will see if he comes through that game well. After that he is available for Arsenal."
Ramsey has enjoyed a good run of form with the Championship club where he started his career, with the team unbeaten with him in the side.
The Welsh international struck in the win over Leicester City and is starting to show signs of returning to form and fitness almost a year after suffering a double leg fracture against Stoke City last season.
Ramsey himself is pleased with the progress he has made since returning to his boyhood club and feels as though the loan spell has definitely aided his recovery.
"I feel I'm getting back my best," he told BBC Sport. "I hope that'll continue so I can get back to where I was and better.
"I wanted to get a goal before I go back and I was glad it came at home.
"I feel I'm getting there. That is what these games are for, to get me back into the swing of things and I feel that is coming each game that I'm getting better and stronger."