Shawcross heads into the Gunners' firing line after breaking Ramsey's leg

01 March 2010 10:13
Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross will have to walk into Arsenal's training ground on Monday morning less than 48 hours after his red card challenge left Aaron Ramsey with a career-threatening broken leg.[LNB]Fabio Capello named Shawcross in his England squad for the first time on Saturday night after watching a video of the tackle, and will tell him to ignore the fact that the national side use Arsenal's London Conley ground ahead of their matches at Wembley.[LNB]Shawcross will receive with the backing of Capello but the defender was severely criticised by Arsene Wenger after his tackle on 19-year-old Ramsey.[LNB] Horror injury: Shawcross was sent off for his tackle on Aaron Ramsey [LNB]It is the latest in a series of problems for Capello and his assistants, following the John Terry scandal and injuries to Ashley Cole and Rio Ferdinand.[LNB]Yet England staff did not try to contact Shawcross before the squad meeting, which took place at a Hertfordshire hotel last night ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Egypt.[LNB]Reports from Stoke have assured them that the 22-year-old is in a suitable state of mind for international duty.[LNB]Chelsea's Joe Cole was omitted from the England squad despite being Carlo Ancelotti's starting line-up against Manchester City on Saturday.[LNB] Overlooked: Joe Cole (front) is yet to find his form after a long time out with injury[LNB]ENGLAND SQUADGoalkeepers: James (Portsmouth), Green (West Ham), Hart (Birmingham).Defenders: Brown (Man Utd), Terry (Chelsea), Upson (West Ham), Lescott (Man City), Shawcross (Stoke), Baines (Everton), Warnock (Villa).Midfielders: Beckham (AC Milan), Walcott (Arsenal), Lampard (Chelsea), Barry (Man City), Gerrard (Liverpool), Carrick (Man Utd), Wright-Phillips (Man City), Downing (Villa), Milner (Villa)Forwards: Heskey (Villa), Defoe (Spurs), Rooney (Man Utd), Crouch (Spurs), Cole (West Ham) [LNB]But Capello made his position clear in a press conference he gave on Friday, saying: 'Cole did not play against Inter and it's not a good moment for him. Chelsea prefer Daniel Sturridge at the moment. [LNB]'Cole has problems and he's not the player I remember.'[LNB]But the message inside the Capello camp last night suggested that Cole, who has not yet found top form after a lengthy injury absence, could return in time for the World Cup if he finishes the season well. [LNB][LNB] Ramsey has successful op but Arsenal ace faces long spell out after leg breakSorry Shawcross reveals Ramsey regret after horror tackle crocks aceVIDEO: Arsenal boss Wenger hits out at Ryan Shawcross 'horror tackle'GRAHAM POLL: Ryan Shawcross' tackle on Aaron Ramsey was no accident STOKE CITY FC

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