Aaron Ramsey insists he is not haunted by the memory of his broken leg as he bids to get Arsenal's season back on track.
Ramsey came on as a substitute in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Manchester United as the Gunners crashed out of a third cup competition in the space of a fortnight.
Having got matches under his belt at Championship sides Nottingham Forest and Cardiff, Ramsey pulled on an Arsenal shirt for the first time in over a year after breaking his leg in a tackle against Stoke's Ryan Shawcross in February 2010.
He was unable to turn around the Gunners' fortunes at Old Trafford, but he hopes his return to action can help give Arsenal a much-needed boost as they turn their focus to the Premier League.
"It was great to pull the Arsenal shirt on again and play some part in the game," Ramsey said in the Daily Mirror. "It's been a long time since I played for Arsenal. It was a disappointing result, but from a personal point of view it was great to be back.
"It hasn't been a great week. We've gone out of two competitions and before that we lost the Carling Cup final. We need to bounce back, concentrate on the league and hopefully we can win that.
"Hopefully I can kick on with Arsenal. The injury has all gone and I'm nearly back to where I was. The thought of the injury doesn't go through my mind at all during any game. I just concentrate on the role I've got to play and try to get the points we need."