Boss Confirms Huge Injury Boost For Arsenal Ahead Of Crunch Tottenham Game

By on November 13, 2017

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Chris Coleman has handed Arsenal a major injury boost after confirming Aaron Ramsey will be fit for their clash with Tottenham this weekend.

Ramsey played the full ninety minutes for Wales during their friendly defeat to France in Paris on Friday night but was then released from the squad ahead of their game with Panama on Tuesday.

The midfielder was sent back to Arsenal sparking fears he may have picked up an injury that would have put his participation in the North London Derby in serious doubt.

However, Coleman has moved to ease those fears after confirming that it was already decided going in to the international break that Ramsey would only feature against France.

The Wales boss said the midfielder was always going to miss the Panama game and confirmed that Ramsey will be fit and available for selection for Arsenal against Tottenham this weekend.

Coleman is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard:

“Coming into the camp we knew we were only going to have him [Ramsey] for France,”

“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.”

Ramsey has suffered a number of niggling injuries over the past few years so it seems Coleman agreed to give the Arsenal star some time off for what is a meaningless friendly with Panama tomorrow night.

The news will come as a welcome boost for Arsene Wenger as the 26-year-old should now be fresh for the Gunners’ huge showdown with Spurs on Saturday lunchtime.

However, the Arsenal boss has other injury problems to worry about as Olivier Giroud was withdrawn from the France squad after picking up a thigh injury while Laurent Koscileny has been forced to miss training after aggravating his long-standing Achilles problem.

Both players will need to be assessed by the Arsenal medical team to see if they’ll be available on Saturday as the sixth-placed Gunners look to close the gap on the top four.

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