Wales' Aaron Ramsey 'will not be affected by criticism' of form

Wales' Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale
Aaron Ramsey (left) has won 31 caps for Wales
Euro 2016 qualifier: Belgium v Wales
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels Date: Sunday, 16 November Kick-off: 17:00 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru & online

Aaron Ramsey will not allow criticism of his Arsenal displays to affect his international form, according to Wales team-mate Hal Robson-Kanu.

Wales face Belgium in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Brussels on Sunday.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told midfielder Ramsay, 23, to "keep his priorities right" after ex-striker Charlie Nicholas said Ramsey was focused on "Hollywood football".

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

"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 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 was voted Arsenal player of the season after scoring 16 goals, including an FA Cup final winner, during the 2013-14 campaign, but has failed to recapture that form this term.

Wales' Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey scored the equaliser in Wales' 1-1 draw in Brussels last year, but they have not beaten Belgium since 1993

Ramsey scored a late equaliser when an under-strength Wales held Belgium 1-1 in Brussels in October 2013.

He was included in the Wales squad after missing the 0-0 draw with Bosnia and the 2-1 win over Cyprus in October with a hamstring injury.

Chris Coleman's side lead Group B with seven points from three matches ahead of the meeting with a Belgium team ranked fourth in the world.

Robson-Kanu scored the winner against Cyprus and, in the absence of injured strikers Sam Vokes and Simon Church, could feature again in a more central position alongside Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

"We have a few strikers injured but it's a squad effort," Robson-Kanu said.

"If we're going to qualify it's not going to be an XI or even a 16. It's going to be a squad and we've got players to fill in and perform in positions.

"Over the course of a season I play in a number of positions - up front, on the wing or in behind the striker.

"I'm more than comfortable playing where the gaffer decides to play me."

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