The manager of the Wales National Team, Chris Coleman has hit out at Arsenal over Aaron Ramsey’s latest injury woe. The manager is of the opinion Ramsey’s injury can possibly be prevented as no one expected him to start the season because of his Euro exploits.
“I think we all expected him to [miss the start of the season].
“So I don’t know what happened between then and when he ended up on the pitch.
“Obviously only Arsenal can answer that. I think, to a man, if you were looking at [Arsenal’s team-sheet], it was a bit of a surprise he started.
“I think Aaron said himself [in France] that he wasn’t expecting to.”
“It’s disappointing he’s got an injury. Could it have been prevented? Possibly, yes,” Coleman said.
Coleman was also critical of the way Ramsey was treated when compared to other Arsenal players who featured in the latter stages of the Euros.
“I don’t know why he was treated differently.”
“… it’s not like we were knocked out in the group stage, it was a long tournament for Aaron, after a long, hard season.”
“But he’s still a human being, and it’s not like we were knocked out in the group stage, it was a long tournament for Aaron, after a long, hard season.
“For me as a manager, when I’m missing one of my best players, I think anybody would understand my disappointment.”
Coleman who has had previous disagreement with Arsene Wenger over the usage of Aaron Ramsey says he does not expect Arsenal to change their approach and will not use the Ramsey situation against the Gunners. [Who cares?]
“I think Arsenal have a certain way of doing things,” he said.
“A lot has been said about their injury list, they’re doing the same things now as they’ve always done – they’re not going to change now.
“That’s up to them, Aaron’s Arsenal’s player. I’ve got to say that I look at it and I’m disappointed because we’ve lost a great player.
“I’m not going to say, ‘in hindsight’, because I’m doing a job myself and I make decisions and sometimes look back and think I shouldn’t have made that decision.
“So I won’t use that against Arsenal. It’s disappointing that we haven’t got him.”