Chris Coleman has questioned Arsenal over the injury to Aaron Ramsey which will see the him miss the latest round of Wales’ World Cup qualifiers.
The Welsh international suffered a hamstring strain in the second half of the opening game against Liverpool, having complained of tightness at half-time. He hasn’t played a game since.
Speaking ahead of their games with Austria and Georgia, the Wales manager 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.”
Having been given the nod from the Gunners that Ramsey was not fit to travel, Coleman continued, “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.”
His absence is untimely from a personal point of view as well, as he’ll know have to fight his way back into a team that is performing pretty well without him.