Chris Coleman confirms Aaron Ramsey hasn’t suffered an injury, and the decision to send him back to Arsenal was made before the match against France.
Ramsey was withdrawn from Wales’ squad to face Panama on Sunday, which led to fears that he could have picked up an injury. However, manager Chris Coleman says his lack of involvement in their second match of the international break was all part of the plan.
“Coming into the camp we knew we were only going to have him for France,” said Coleman, reports the Express. “No matter how he felt afterwards we decided it would be one game for Aaron Ramsey. So he’s gone back, he’s okay, he came through the game okay.”
“I think coming into the camp because of what’s been happening with him at Arsenal in terms of his fitness we thought one game would be better than two. That was the thinking, he’s gone back to Arsenal. He will be available for them at the weekend.”
That’s good news for the Gunners, who already seem to have lost Olivier Giroud to an injury sustained in the match between France and Wales, which the French side won 2-0.
Ramsey has been in good form for Arsenal this season. He’s appeared in all but one of the Gunners’ 11 Premier League matches, scoring and creating seven goals for his troubles.
The midfielder seems to have found form after his exclusion for the match against Watford, with a goal, assist or both in all three matches since. Arsenal will need that kind of form to continue against Spurs at the weekend.
Saturday’s North London derby promises to be a tough test for Wenger’s side, who have already started to fall behind their title rivals in the Premier League table.