Aaron Ramsey has little time to celebrate Arsenal’s second FA Cup win in two years as he must join up with the Wales squad ahead of the crucial top of the table clash with Belgium as they look to qualify for Euro 2016.
Wales sit in second place in their qualifying group on goal difference, after impressively defeating Israel last time out. They managed to secure a stalemate with the Belgians last November but a win in Cardiff on 12th June would all but secure a spot at next summer’s tournament.
Ramsey is unsurprisingly a major part of Chris Coleman’s plans after a stunning two seasons with Arsenal, in which he has become a fan favourite and secured a regular spot in their star-studded midfield.
The 24-year-old has scored 26 goals in 75 appearances over the last two seasons, which is a fantastic return. Ramsey would absolutely love to showcase his talents at Euro 2016 which would be Wales’ first major tournament appearance since the 1958 World Cup.
A positive result against Belgium would be an historic achievement by Wales, and Ramsey is relishing the upcoming encounter against one of Europe’s top national sides.
He told the BBC, “It's definitely the biggest game I've been involved in for Wales. I'm looking forward to that top-of-the-table clash. That's what you want to be involved in, it will be another great occasion I'm sure.”
He continued, “We went a few years without winning anything and now we've won back-to-back trophies. That's a great achievement and that's what a club like Arsenal should be doing every season anyway.
“Hopefully we can really kick on now and give it a really good go in the Premier League, and hopefully another good run in the FA Cup next year.”