Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is ready to hand manager Arsene Wenger a massive injury boost by declaring himself fit in time for a potentially season-defining period of the campaign.
Ramsey has been omitted from the Wales squad to face Iceland in a friendly next week however coach Chris Coleman believes the Gunners man is close to a full recovery from a thigh injury.
The 23 year old is on schedule to return next month having suffered a setback in his recovery which has forced him to miss the last two months, his last appearance coming in the Boxing Day win at West Ham United.
Upon announcing his squad for the friendly international against Iceland at the Cardiff City Stadium, Coleman was left frustrated at having to do without one of his star players who he doesn't expect to return to action until early next month.
Coleman told Sky Sports: "After speaking with Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, who have been brilliant in the dealings, it is too early for him.
"He re-injured the same injury some weeks ago so that hasn't help so he won't be available for us. A week or two after our game with Iceland he could be available depending on his recovery and how well that goes.
"Of course you're going to get frustrated when you're not able to field your strongest team. Just look at Arsenal and they've missed him while he's been out injured, he's been in the scintillating form this season and he really has matured and it's a shame really.
"All we can do is hope and pray that when we get him, we've got the [Euro 2016 qualifying] campaign games coming up in September and hopefully we have Rambo [Ramsey] back for that."
The Wales international played a pivotal role in Arsenal's sterling start to the campaign and his return coincides with a run of fixtures which will shape the success of the club's pursuit of silverware for the first time since 2005.
Ramsey could return to the Arsenal first team for the Champions League trip to Bayern Munich in which the club are charged with becoming just the third side to win a two-legged tie having trailed after the home leg.
Arsenal then face three crucial games in their continued pursuit of the Premier League title with trips to north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, current leaders Chelsea and a home game against third placed Manchester City all before the end of March.