Wales assistant coach, Osian Roberts, doesn’t seem too optimistic that Aaron Ramsey will make the World Cup Qualifiers in October.
The midfielder has been out since the opening game of the season, which the Gunners lost 4-3 to Liverpool. He picked up a hamstring injury and was initially ruled out for a few weeks but in typical Arsenal fashion, he’s still not back. He’s training separately, but, as we reported this morning (Thursday), the club are apparently anxious over his lack of progress.
Speaking recently, Roberts admitted how disappointed he is with the star, who had a brilliant tournament at Euro 2016, potentially missing out on the October World Cup Qualifier against Georgia.
“There is concern because he has been out for so long,” Roberts said.
“It’s extremely disappointing after the magnificent tournament Aaron had at the Euros that he picked up an injury in the opening game of the season.
“It’s a huge disappointment for him and for all of us. But let’s just hope the situation improves for him over the next week or so.”
Let’s hope, eh?
It is concerning that Roberts appears so worried that the midfielder won’t be back in action for October. Although Arsene Wenger has said he’s had no set-backs, you would think the Wales coaching staff would know a little more than what we as fans are being told. Hopefully this isn’t true and Ramsey is well on his way to full fitness (*weeps in corner*).