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'Ramsey is committed to Wales' insists Robson-Kanu

Aaron Ramsey (above) has been unaffected by criticism over his Arsenal performances ahead of Wales' Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium tomorrow, according to his international team-mate Hal Robson-Kanu.

Ramsey was voted Arsenal player of the season last term following a campaign where he scored 16 goals, including the FA Cup final winner against Hull which ended the Gunners' nine-year wait for a trophy.

But he has struggled to hit those lofty heights in an injury-disrupted season and was recently singled out for criticism by former Gunner Charlie Nicholas, who accused the Welshman of looking to steal goal glory for himself rather than do the dirty work in midfield.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also said Ramsey must "keep his priorities right" to return to the top of his game, but Robson-Kanu said the 23-year-old was as committed as ever in the build-up to Wales' crunch Group B tie in Brussels tomorrow.


"Aaron's professional and gives 100 per cent week in, week out," Robson-Kanu said.

"Whether it's at Arsenal or coming away with Wales he'll continue to work hard and try and achieve what he's been trying to do this season.

"He's come away now with Wales and he'll be looking to do that with us.

"He's a world-class player and we're lucky to have him in the squad along with Gareth Bale, players who can unlock a defence and do things for us."

Ramsey scored a late equaliser when an under-strength Wales side held World Cup-bound Belgium 1-1 in Brussels 13 months ago. The Arsenal midfielder sat out Wales' last two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus with a hamstring injury but Chris Coleman's side still picked up four points in his absence to top the Group B standings.

Reading forward Robson-Kanu scored the winner in the 2-1 victory over Cyprus and he could again feature in a more central position alongside Bale with Wales short of striking options in the absence of injured pair Sam Vokes and Simon Church.