Aaron Ramsey has come out in support of a GB Team in the next Olympics, saying that the opportunity to win a gold medal is one that he wants to take full advantage of.
The FA has been trying to drum up support from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for a team to compete in the 2012 London Olympics, but all three have insisted that for the sake of keeping their individual identities in world football, they don’t want to be involved in such an initiative.
But the Arsenal starlet, who featured in the Gunners Champions League outfit last night, says that with himself and Tottenham’s Gareth Bale on side, players will be able to chose what they want to do individually.
"If we have the opportunity to play, why not? You're representing Great Britain in the Olympics. Having the chance to win a gold medal doesn't come around very often," he told FourFourTwo.
"Players, if given the opportunity, should go ahead and do it - I don't see what the problem is. I've spoken to Gareth Bale and he's up for it. I think the Welsh are fine with it. It's up to the players."
Bale has been a star for Tottenham since breaking onto the scene for the club in 2007, and Ramsey has also been an important part of the Arsenal squad since 2008.
And the pair are also just as important to the Wales squad, though whether Arsenal or Tottenham will be happy about them appearing for the Olympic team is another issue.