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Wenger demands FA to get tough on leg-breakers after Ramsey injury

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London, Feb 28(ANI): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for the Football Association (FA) to get tough on football's leg-breakers after his midfielder Aaron Ramsey became the latest Gunners' star to suffer a serious injury.

The Arsenal youngster's right leg was shattered after a high tackle by Stock City defender Ryan Shawcross. Ramsey lay on the grass in agony with his leg held in place only by his sock in horrific scenes reminiscent of team-mate Eduardo's broken ankle two years ago almost to the day.

An outraged Wenger believes that disciplinary chiefs must come up with a punishment to fit the crime on dangerous tackles.

"A three-match ban is ridiculous. How many times have I said in the past that the FA must do something about tackles like this? Players have to respect each other. Those who don't should be punished," The Mirror quoted Wenger, as saying.

"We have lost three players now through tackles like this - Abou Diaby, Eduardo and now Ramsey. People will say it is a coincidence, but I don't believe in coincidences like that. I would say we are not protected enough. Sometimes we are victims, but all I hear is Arsenal don't like it when teams are physical.

"I have no problem with teams being physical, but three broken legs in five years is just too much," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 15:41 [IST]
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