Chris Coleman has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey was only scheduled to play one of Wales’ two friendlies this weekend, hence his early return to Arsenal from international duty.
There were worries that the midfielder had picked up a knock in last week’s 2-0 defeat to France in Paris, but those fears have been allayed.
“Coming into the camp we knew we were only going to have him for France,” Coleman said ahead of tomorrow’s game with Panama.
“No matter how he felt afterwards we decided it would be one game for Aaron Ramsey.
“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.”
Arsenal’s medical team will no doubt be kept busy towards the tail-end of the week as the rest of the international brigade return to London Colney. Already there are doubts over French duo Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny.