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Having played for 90 minutes in Wales’ international friendly loss to France, Aaron Ramsey was declared fit by Wales coach, Chris Colman.
The midfielder who has just recovered from a thigh problem is set to play for Arsenal when the Gunners wrestle against bitter rivals, Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday at the Emirates stadium.
Concerns were raised about Ramsey’s fitness level when the player’s name was omitted from Wales’ squad list to play against Panama in a friendly match, but his national team coach came out to allay the fears.
“Coming into the camp we knew we were only going to have him for France. No matter how he felt afterwards we decided it would be one game for Aaron Ramsey,” Colman said according to London Evening Standard,
“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…”
Arsene Wenger during the week, got a bad report from the French training camp that Olivier Giroud was injured while turning out for his country and has since been taken back to the Emirates stadium, the home of Arsenal Football Club for proper medical attention and to know the intensity of his injury.
Tottenham Hotspur will also miss the service of England youngster Dele Alli who is out for some weeks due to injury.
Arsenal must avoid losing to Tottenham if they must make claim for the Premier league title this season.
They currently occupy the 6th position, 12 points behind league leaders Manchester City who are on 31 points.
Despite the amount of criticism he has drawn to himself, Aaron Ramsey is one of the most hardworking Arsenal player and the Gunners cannot afford to be without a key figure.