Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger did his best to appease the war of words between he and Wales counterpart Chris Coleman over the cause of Aaron Ramsey’s injury layoff on Friday.
The Frenchman was answering questions ahead of Sunday’s North London derby when he was interrupted by a mystery phone call, and a journalist joked that it was Coleman on the other end.
Coleman was angry that Wenger had suggested that mismanagement on international duty had resulted in Ramsey picking up a hamstring injury which has ruled him out for a month, according to ESPN.
The Wales boss accused Wenger of taking a “cheap shot” at him, as BBC Sport reports, but the 66-year-old’s press conference banter indicates that he does not actually lay the blame at Coleman’s door.
Ramsey will miss Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to the Emirates Stadium and is on a long Arsenal injury list which includes Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Hector Bellerin, as ESPN reports.
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