Bale And Ramsey Out Of Wales Friendly

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Wales manager Chris Coleman has hit out at Arsene Wenger for not warning him about Ramsey’s fitness before he suffered a hamstring injury.

Both Bale and Ramsey will both miss out of Wales upcoming friendly with Netherlands due to respective muscle injuries.

Bale had played just 45 minuted for his club , Real Madrid after leading Wales to the Euro 2016.

Ramsey crashed out in Arsenal’s win over Bayern, after playing and scoring in their 3-0 win over Watford. Wenger blamed Coleman for the injury, but the Wales gaffer has faced Wenger.

“Yeah I was surprised but anyone can call me up. I haven’t got a problem,” Coleman said.

“If Wenger had a problem then call me. I’ll drive to Arsenal’s training ground or to his office.

“Our job is hard enough without us chipping at each other, especially with a cheap shot, which is what it was. Don’t comment on Gareth Bale, he has nothing to do with Arsenal.

“If he has a problem with my selection of Ramsey then pick up the phone. That’s how it works. If I don’t get correspondence from the club or a call from the manager, then that is a green light to play him.”

Coleman also suggested there was a lack of respect from Wenger toward Wales, the national team boss highlighting discussions between Arsenal and England over Theo Walcott as an example.

He added: “It’s plain and simple. No correspondence from Wenger to me – he called Roy [Hodgson] to speak about Theo, but he didn’t call me up. Why?

“Me speaking publicly isn’t something I would normally do, but I’m paying him the respect he paid me, which is not a lot.

“It doesn’t help me to burn bridges, but I’m not going to sit back and be given blame when I don’t deserve it.

“Maybe it’s a lack of respect – what else could it be? Why wouldn’t he call me up or get in touch with the medical team. Football is football, but we sent him back fit. Two games later he blames us for fatigue when he could have done something about it.

“We sent him back fit because he played against Watford on Saturday when, after 70 minutes, they’re 3-0 up, so take him off. Rest him.

“How he can get to the assumption it’s our responsibility I don’t know. You can’t just say something like that because we did nothing wrong. It doesn’t serve me well to upset clubs because they’re not our players.

“I don’t understand why he didn’t call me, that was his mistake.”



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