Wenger: Ramsey needs patience
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists the Gunners must be patient with Aaron Ramsey and not rush the midfielder back into action too soon.
Ramsey enjoyed a superb first half of the season, scoring 13 goals, but has not featured since coming off at West Ham on Boxing Day because of a thigh problem.
Wenger confirmed after Tuesday's 2-2 home draw against Swansea that the Wales international had suffered a "little setback" in his rehabilitation.
Ramsey had been pencilled in for a return in Saturday's Premier League game against Manchester City, but his comeback has now been put on hold.
Wenger said: "Ramsey is progressing well, but we need to be patient for a few more weeks."
The Gunners will also be without Jack Wilshere and club-record signing Mesut Ozil once again for the visit of City.
Wenger added: "Compared to Tuesday night, we have no new injuries and no-one coming back as well.
"Nacho Monreal should be the first one back in training because he is just starting to run in the next few days."
Arsenal tackle a rampant City side in need of a positive performance following the draw against Swansea and the 6-0 humiliation at Chelsea which ruined Wenger's 1,000th match in charge last weekend.
The Frenchman said: "We have to restore belief as well as we can and accept our position at the end of the season, but at the moment our focus is to recover from a high disappointment and recover for the next game.
"It is a huge game."
Watch Arsenal take on Manchester City live on Sky Sports 1HD at 5.30pm on Saturday.