Aaron Ramsey is currently out injured, but Chris Coleman is determined to take him to the European Championships this summer.
The midfielder has proved to be one of the key men in Wales international side, helping them to qualify for the upcoming tournament with two goals and two assists in the group stages.
Ramsey is also one of the key players for his club side also, and Arsenal will not be happy to hear that he could be risked during the upcoming European Championships.
The 25 year-old is expected to return to action next month, but despite his condition, Wales boss Coleman is keen to use him during the tournament.
“Obviously, if we get the green light and he’s fit for the start of the tournament, it’s a no-brainer – he’s coming,” said Coleman.
“I am hopeful that he’s going to get a couple of games in with Arsenal, but who knows? It could be one of those injuries that is prolonged and he doesn’t make the recovery everyone expects.
“But if there’s even half a chance that he could start the tournament then, yes, he’ll be with us. It’s not quite like the situation Roy (Hodgson) has with Jack Wilshere. Aaron hasn’t been out anywhere near as long as Jack has been.
“So it would not be as big a gamble for us to say: ‘We’re taking Aaron’ even if he’s only fit after the last club game of the season.”
The Arsenal star has suffered with a number of injuries over the years, and he is not the type of player who we will like to see played short of fitness.
Ramsey links with Barcelona highlight his ability, and the thought of losing him to a long-term injury is not a pleasant one.
Lets just pray he springs back to fitness with plenty of time to feature in the tournament.
Where does Ramsey rank in importance in your Arsenal line-up? He is often an under-rated part of our set-up in my opinion