Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey twisted his ankle during Tuesday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier win for Wales over Andorra, according to BBC Sport.
It remains unclear whether this will impact on Ramsey for Arsenal’s forthcoming Premier League encounter with Manchester City with Wales manager, Chris Coleman quoted as saying:
“Hopefully he’ll be OK for Arsenal (at home to Manchester City) at the weekend but we’ll have to see what the next 24 to 48 hours hold.”
Aaron Ramsey is a crucial player for Arsenal so any injury to one of their star midfielders will leave manager Arsene Wenger with a selection dilemma should the 23-year-old miss out with this latest injury set back.
Ramsey has already scored two goals in three league games this term and this goalscoring ability from midfield could be needed to break the deadlock against what is a very solid City defence despite their recent loss to Stoke City.
Another factor in this Ramsey story is the fact that the game against Andorra was played on a plastic pitch, which could have been a factor in the Arsenal man’s injury. Chris Coleman in his comments following Wales’ 2-1 win explained what he thought of the pitch when speaking to BBC Sport.
“In my opinion the pitch is not up to the standard of a Uefa qualifier. But I don’t want to make a protest because I want other teams to come here.
“I didn’t want to say anything about the pitch before the game, but I can now and if you’re a passing team… forget it.”
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.
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