Wales coach Chris Coleman is confident of his relationship with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

Coleman risked unsettling the Arsenal star in an ultimately fruitless ­attempt to persuade Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross, who broke Ramsey's leg in a tackle in 2010, to play for Wales.

He said: "I don't have any concerns about my relationship with Aaron - I think he said himself it was my ­decision, which it was.

"Aaron is our captain and it was right that I told him what I wanted to do.

"In the end it has all been academic because Ryan has decided he still wants to throw his lot in with England."