Arsene Wenger feels losing Wales’ captaincy can help Ramsey
Gary Speed, former Wales Coach, appointed Ramsey as the captain of the national team back in 2011. But present coach of Wales national team Chris Coleman, recently demoted Ramsey from the captainship and appointed Swansea defender Ashley Williams as the skipper. The decision came after Wales lost 6-1 to Serbia last month.
While Arsene Wenger was earlier skeptical of the decision, he later on pointed out that it might help Ramsey and will allow him to play with freedom.
“I was a little bit surprised by it because it’s a big decision always to take an armband away from a player,” said Wenger.
“He is a bit young with such a responsibility – but on the other hand, it could put maybe too much pressure on him that he’s responsible for the big defeat they had in Serbia. But you leave that to his manager and for him to have a talk with Aaron.
“But I don’t think it will affect him. It could help him play with more freedom.
“He’s at an age where you have to focus first on your game and later on your career on some other things.
“At the moment, maybe it’s a bit less responsibility for him and will help him play with a bit more freedom and add something to his game.”
When Wenger was later asked whether he thought Ramsey can reclaim the captainship once again in the future, the Arsenal manager said –
“I felt he was a bit young when he was given the armband, but I think he will be a captain, for sure. But I don’t know well enough the character of the other players in the team.”
Ramsey’s recent performances for the club have improved a lot. He recently scored Arsenal’s third goal in the Champions League clash with Olympiakos and the Welshman is seemingly back to his best. Ramsey certainly has a big future ahead of him.