Aaron Ramsey happy to have regained fitness

Armand Traore and Aaron Ramsey
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Aaron Ramsey says that he is finally happy with his fitness following the double leg break that he sustained in 2010.

Aaron Ramsey has said that recovering from a double leg break took him longer than expected.

The Arsenal midfielder sustained the injury almost three years ago following a challenge from Ryan Shawcross.

The 22-year-old told reporters: "The determination and the professionalism that you need to go through that, all the hours in the gym, is quite tough. I have got through that now. It has taken me a bit longer than I would have liked, but I am happy now where I am, and hoping to improve.

"It did take it out of me that injury, and hopefully that will have only been a minor hiccup in the long run when I look back on my career.

"I am hungry to keep that shirt and have proven that with the way I have been playing of late. Hopefully I can keep my place in the team."

The injury left Ramsey on the sidelines for nine months.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on the touchline at Stamford Bridge on January 20, 2013
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