Saturday, June 22, 2024

Coleman will take Arsenal advice on Ramsey

Wales boss Chris Coleman says he hopes that Aaron Ramsey will play some part in today’s North London derby as he looks to welcome the midfielder back into the international fold ahead of the Interlull.

The 25 year old has missed key games for his country after suffering a hamstring strain on the opening day of the season, something which Coleman appeared to be frustrated at in comments to the press.

However, he says he’ll heed the advice of the Arsenal medical people when it comes to Ramsey’s fitness, and that there’s no problem between him and the Gunners.

“whatever Arsenal say to us – this is what he’s capable of – we won’t go against that,” he said. “We’ve never done that with any player.

“Whatever they say he’s capable of, and whatever Aaron says he’s capable of, that’s what will happen.

“I hope he does play (against Spurs). I can see the physical element will be a little bit tasty, but I think that will be good for him and hopefully he will come through it and be right for our game.

“The finger was pointed towards us and I had an issue with that, but I dealt with it,” he continued.

“He’s Arsenal’s player, he doesn’t belong to us. But I do protect my medical team because I know how hard they worked with Aaron, and I know that they would never take a chance.

“We can’t afford to burn our bridges with any club and disrespect them but what we do is protect ourselves because we do protect the players.

“It’s not in our interest to send injured players back because we won’t get them again.”

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Mr November

Good news. Although I’m sure Coleman would be able to see the hypocrisy of himself if he took Ramsey and played him for two 90mins after all the talking he does about Aaron’s fitness.


Sounds like a veiled apology to what he said before suggesting we treated Ramsey differently from other Euro retainees. Glad Wenger kept his cool as always. The dig was clearly aimed at Wengers injury record. Coleman was beginning to sound like that Dutch fitness guy who wants Ramsey to leave “for the sack of his career”.

Le Jim

Sounds like a movie villain cosying up to the protagonist before fucking them over.

Ramsey to come back from Interlull with a setback confirmed.


A Ramsey setback might just be a good thing for Arsenal.

Mach iii

He was the player of the tournament in the Euros.. if he shines inside our team, no one will stop the beam.. We’ll win everything.

Now, do eat a d1ck.

Le Jim

I don’t think he should be starting for us right now, but squad depth can’t ever really be a bad thing. It’s just up to Arsene to make the right selections.


More self serving pish from a man who makes Pardew look like a decent human being.

David Omogo

I’m missing Santi Cazorla

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