Quick links

Arsenal

World-class coach criticises Wenger and Arsenal after Aaron Ramsey injury

Wales' Aaron Ramsey reacts

It is not the first time outspoken fitness coach Raymond Verheijen has criticised the methods of some of the Premier League's most experienced coaches.

Former Wales assistant manager Raymond Verheijen has used Twitter to make a scything attack on Arsene Wenger, after Aaron Ramsey suffered yet another injury in his Arsenal career. 

The Welsh midfielder is set for three weeks on the sidelines after tweaking his hamstring in the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. 

And according to Verheijen, Ramsey should consider leaving Arsenal to prolong his career, as Wenger continuously fails to recognise that his fitness methods are not working.

Raymond Verheijen - former Wales Assistant Manager

It is not the first time the Dutch fitness coach has been critical of Premier League managers, having only last month accused Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte of using out-dated methods. 

And speaking to TalkSport last month, he was then critical of Wenger, who he claims is responsible for Arsenal's dogged run of injuries over the past 13 years.

He said: "For the last 13 seasons, Arsenal has an injury on average every five days and that's unprecedented.

"That's probably the worst injury record in the whole of Europe. It is the responsibility of Wenger to sort this problem and he didn't fix it for 13 years." 

Verheijen was Gary Speed's assistant at Wales, and was also the personal fitness coach of Craig Bellamy during his spells at Manchester City and Cardiff.

Craig Bellamy - Cardiff City

 

Taking to Twitter, he has also warned Ramsey that he risks becoming the next Bellamy, whose career was also plagued by niggling injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramsey's latest setback comes on the back of pre-season injuries to Jack Wilshere, Per Mertesacker and Gabriel, wile the Gunners are already without Danny Welbeck. 

The Welsh playmaker was taken off along with 19-year-old Alex Iwobi, who also suffered a knock.

Evidently, there are solid foundations to Verheijen's claims. 

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch