Chris Coleman is allegedly furious with Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal manager pointed the finger at Aaron Ramsey’s international exertions for causing his latest hamstring problems.
The midfielder pulled up against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night and will now miss at least a month, including the next set of (pointless) international fixtures and Wenger said he believed that the player had been ‘overloaded’ while on international duty before adding “Ideally him [Ramsey], nor Gareth Bale should have played against Andorra because Wales were qualified, but unfortunately I could not decide that.”
The report of Wales’ anger comes in the Mirror and claims that Coleman is privately ‘shocked and disappointed’ with Wenger, although just how ‘private‘ it is when it appears in a national newspaper is anyone’s guess.
An unnamed source is reported as saying “We’re disappointed by those comments but the facts are there for all to see.
“Aaron was fit when he played for us and when he left the camp. He even played a full 90 minutes the following weekend for Arsenal at Watford. So Arsene’s comments don’t add up.”
It probably was a bit unfair of the boss to blame Wales but you an certainly see his point – why play Ramsey against Andorra when they have already qualified?
Some international bosses you can work with, others you can’t….