Former Wales football coach Raymond Verheijen has become a well-known figure to Arsenal fans after criticism over Arsene Wenger’s training methods, and he has struck again following Aaron Ramsey’s latest injury.
‘’There are two solutions. Either Arsenal sort themselves out or Aaron has to go to a club where training is more balanced,’’ Verheijen was quoted as saying on walesonline.co.uk.
‘’It’s one or the other. The medical staff can only cure the problem but football coaches cause the problem because they are responsible for football training sessions.’’
“His injury record at Arsenal is simply shocking for such a young player. Players who are injured season after season develop all kinds of weak links inside the body so the vicious injury circle develops during their career.”
The 24-year-old, who was taken off due to injury minutes after coming on as a 73rd minute substitute, could miss the majority of what’s left of Arsenal’s season and even Wales’ huge Euro 2016 clash with Israel.
After the match, Wenger told BBC Sport that he is waiting on the results of medical tests to see the full extent of the Welsh international’s injury, but admitted it doesn’t look good.
‘’He’s not overplayed – since he’s had these problems I’ve been more cautious,’’ said Wenger of the midfielder. ‘’It looks like it [a recurrence of a hamstring injury]. I don’t know how bad it is yet. Just visually, it didn’t look good.’’
The loss of Ramsey is likely to be a huge blow for the North London side in their quest for a Champions League place as he has been one of the club’s better players over the past two seasons.
Although the former Cardiff player has not hit the same standards he set last season, he has still managed to have an impact in the handful of games he has played. Alongside his ever-present and admirable defensive contribution, he has recorded three goals and two assists in 14 starts.