Ramsey determined to silence Arsenal pal Vermaelen tonight

Wales captain Aaron Ramsey wants to silence Arsenal teammate Thomas Vermaelen against Belgium tonight.

Wales captain Aaron Ramsey wants to silence Arsenal teammate Thomas Vermaelen against Belgium tonight.

Wales begin their bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup against the heavily fancied Belgians, who are fresh from a 4-2 win over Holland, at Cardiff City Stadium.

Ramsey said: "It has been going on for a few months now. We all know the quality they have, a lot of their players have established themselves in the Premier League and started the season well.

"Obviously he has been giving me a bit of banter over the last few weeks, which I won't repeat, but we are looking forward to it and we are confident in our own abilities, we have some very good players in our squad as well.

"We are at home as well, with our home support behind us and hopefully that will help us get off to a good start."

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