One can only hope that Welsh international Aaron Ramsey recovers from this horrific injury and whether Ryan Shawcross felt sick with himself after the fact is really neither here nor there and doesn’t in anyway excuse the disgusting tackle the Stoke City man committed.
The Emirates outfit have suffered a succession of extremely unpleasant injuries in recent years with those that injured Abou Diaby and Eduardo being in the forefront of my mind at present. Arsene Wenger does appear to have a point when he continually refers to the way his team is occasionally singled out for attention as it appears that some teams have no other way to deal with the way the Gunners play other than to meat out punishment to attempt scare the north London side.
Ryan Shawcross has subsequently been named in the England squad ahead of the upcoming friendly against Egypt which is just a case of poor timing. Anyone who claims that the former Man United youngster is “not that sort of player” may be indeed correct, after all this was the 22 year old’s first red card, but he will have to take a long hard look at himself in the mirror after this incident and may find himself on the end of a long ban from the game.