Wales manager Chris Coleman has aimed a few poorly-veiled digs at Arsenal over Aaron Ramsey’s hamstring injury which is set to rule him out for the next round of international fixtures.
Acting as if Arsenal injured Ramsey on purpose, the Wales manager, who has a history of overplaying Ramsey and disregarding the wishes of Arsenal, said, “It’s disappointing that he’s not fit when we expected him to be fit.
“He expected to be fit sooner as well so it’s disappointing for all of us. I know what Rambo’s like – he’ll want to be on the pitch.
“But the players we’ve got, we’ve got total confidence in them and they know the drill. They know what’s required.
“He doesn’t belong to us, he’s Arsenal’s player and it’s their call, they pay his wages, and if that’s the decision they made it’s up to them.
“We don’t know exactly what he does every day at Arsenal. They’re a great club, but it’s disappointing to lose a player of his importance.
“You always look at their history in training, his loading, the games he’s played and you ask could that injury have been prevented?
“He’ll be gutted.”
That’s right, Coleman – we pay his wages.
Arsenal are also the side that have to manage a squad affected by a host of problems caused by international duty while participating in four tournaments.
Ramsey got injured in his first match for Arsenal after spending the summer with Wales.
But sure, let’s question only Arsenal’s methods and blame them.