Ramsey a doubt for Wales and Arsenal opener

The midfielder is an injury doubt ahead of Wales’ friendly against Republic of Ireland on Wednesday and Arsenal’s curtain raiser against Aston Villa next weekend.

Ramsey, who impressed in Arsenal’s final pre-season fixture of the season against Manchester City on Saturday with a goal and an assist, is struggling with an ankle injury.

Wales hopes Spurs want away Garth Bale will available despite missing much of pre-season with a knock amid contestant speculation over a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Wales manager Chris Coleman said:

“Unless we are told that he [Bale] is unavailable, we will just do what we’ve always done, and that is expect him to be there,”

“I am sure with what is going on in terms of the transfer, there is a lot on his mind and Tottenham’s mind.

“I don’t get involved with what is going on with Gareth’s transfer. Whatever is going to happen is up to Tottenham and Gareth. We have picked the squad, and he is in it.”

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