This will not be the first time that an arsenal fan has suggested that our midfield star Aaron Ramsey may be slightly more motivated by playing for the Wales national team than he is when he pulls on an Arsenal shirt. Rambo certainly produced his best for his country during the Euro 2016 tournament after being pretty poor at club level both before and after the tournament.
Recently Arsenal fans have been seeing the 26-year old in good form for the Gunners, but arguably his least influential performance came in our last game, and I personally think that the Welshman already had one eye on the two World Cup qualifiers coming up over the next two weeks.
Wales are on the brink of qualifying for another major tournament, or at least of securing a play-off place, but it could swing either way. They are currently second in their group but are just a single point better off than the Republic of Ireland, who they play in Cardiff next week after an away game in Georgia this Friday.
So it is a tense time for the Red Dragons, especially after they lost the Real Madrid star Gareth Bale to injury. Ramsey could now be their key player and he knows it, and perhaps this affected his game for Arsenal on Sunday. It may not be right but that does not make it the truth and I am worried about how failure to get that place at the World Cup in Russia next summer might affect him. Are you?
Do Arsenal need Wales to win these two matches to make sure that Ramsey comes back to north London and performs at his best?