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RAMSEY HAILS WENGER

Aaron Ramsey has hailed Arsene Wenger for doing a brilliant job as Arsenal manager over the years. Arsene Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since the last 17 years. He had taken over from Bruce Rioch in August 1996.

Under Wenger’s guidance, Arsenal performed quite well in the last season. Although, their search for Silverware didn’t come to an end but, they finished the league at a respectable position of no. 4.

Arsenal had a terrible start to the season and they were not looking like finishing in top 4 at one point of time. But, the Gunners bounced back in a grand fashion in the second half of the season and surprised everyone by beating Tottenham in the race of Champions League qualification.

Betting tips on Liverpool next season

Next season is a big one for Liverpool and their manager Brendan Rodgers, as the club look set to invest heavily in the squad during the summer, which suggests that they will be expecting to mount a serious bid to get back into the Champions League places. Of course, what Liverpool fans really crave is the league itself, and Liverpool’s odds for that are not as long as might be expected. Perhaps due to the upheaval at clubs like Manchester United, as their own performances last season, you can get bookies odds of 33/1 on them for next season’s Premier League title.

STARTING STRONG

Aaron Ramsey has said that starting the matches aggressively is the main reason why Arsenal has performed so well recently.

Arsenal has won its last three matches consecutively. After defeating Reading FC by 4-1 last Saturday, they are now very close to Chelsea in the Premier League points table. They have 53 points in 30 matches, while, Chelsea has 55 in the same no. of matches.

Now, there are not many games left and a few impressive performances might see the Gunners qualifying for the Champions League.

Arsenal will face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and in that match, they will have the opportunity to move up to no. 4 in the points table.

When asked about Arsenal’s brilliant performances in the last few weeks, Ramsey said, “In this season, the one thing that we have changed is our approach at the start. In the previous seasons, we used to be a bit slow at the start, but, now, we are starting aggressively and that’s really helping us.”

“Even in that match against Reading, we put them under pressure right at the start.”

“That was certainly a great win. Now, we are not far away from making it to top 4 and it’s incredible. We had lost a couple of our main players in the pre season transfer window and people were not expecting us to perform that well. But, we have played with a ruthless approach and have proved a lot of persons wrong.”

Ramsey played as a left back for a few minutes towards the end of the match against Reading FC. When asked about that, Ramsey said, “I have played in almost all positions in my career and that was just another one of them. However, I am a central midfielder and I feel comfortable playing in that position only. It’s really tough to play in different positions.”

RAMSEY RULED OUT

The Arsenal midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, will not be able to play for Wales in the upcoming friendly match against Austria which is going to be played at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.

Ramsey injured his calf while taking part in the training session and was sent back to his club.

Confirming the withdrawal of Ramsey from Wednesday’s match, the manager of Wales Chris Coleman said, “Ramsey had a calf strain and we don’t want any player to play with niggle. We want 100% fit players to feature in the match. So, we decided to send him back to Arsenal.”

However, the good news for the Wales manager is that two extremely important players i.e. Gareth Bale and Craig Bellamy are available for Wednesday’s match. This is the first time that both these players are available together since Coleman’s appointment as Wales manager in January last year.

The forward of Cardiff City, Craig Bellamy, wasn’t able to feature for Wales in the World Cup Qualifiers last year because of injuries.

In Bellamy’s absence, the performance of Wales in the World Cup qualifiers was extremely poor. Chris Coleman’s team had been defeated in three out of the four games. The only match that Wales had won was against Scotland at Cardiff.

When asked about the return of Bellamy, Coleman said, “It’s great to have Craig back in the squad. We had missed him a lot in the world cup qualifying matches last year. He is an experienced man and his presence on the pitch would be really beneficial for the other players as well.”

“He doesn’t have any fitness problem at the moment. He is absolutely fit and is ready for Wednesday’s match.”
Craig Bellamy has featured for Wales in 71 matches so far and has scored 5 goals.

RAMSEY A BETTE PLAYER

The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has revealed that he is ready to become a much better player and is already working on a lot of aspects in training. The Welsh midfielder is regarded as one of the best prospects at the club, but since suffering the leg break a few seasons ago, he has never been the same. The 21-year-old has been on the fringes of first-team since then, but the departure of players like Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas has helped him regain his first-team position in recent months. However, he is still not back at the level people used to see him play for Arsenal.

After signing a new five-year contract with the club, the player has revealed that he expects more improvement from his plays over the coming months. Ramsey was not the only player to sign a new deal with Arsenal. He was joined by four other players, who have also committed to long-term contracts with the Premier League outfit. Ramsey has expressed his shock at having represented herself 44 times since the horrific leg break suffered in the match against Stoke City almost 2 years ago. Ramsey has said that he is close to completing his first full season as a professional player, which he has never done before.

"At the beginning, I was really excited to have an opportunity to have a full season and to be involved in everything. I played 44 times and that was quite a shock to the system at the time, having been out for so long. I haven't had a full season before in my professional career so it was a shock and definitely took its toll towards the end. Hopefully this one will be different and the form towards the end of the season will be better. I'll be more used to dealing with that," said Ramsey.

RAMSEY UPSET AT FORM

The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has said that he cannot wait for the club to overturn the bad run of form that they have been experiencing in the last few weeks. The Wales midfielder has been one of the regular first-team players for Arsenal this season. Even though they began the season in an extremely promising fashion, Arsenal have slipped behind their title rivals and also beyond the teams competing for the Champions League position. There are currently on the seventh place after having recently managed only defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Even though the team is scoring goals in good numbers to be able to win matches, Arsenal have simply not been able to match their competitors in terms of defensive ability. They conceded very little amount of goals during the start of the season, but the defence has been very leaky in recent weeks. Aaron Ramsey has said that he cannot wait for the club to return to winning ways once again. The return of the creative midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to aid Arsenal in this respect. Arsene Wenger has been without the star midfielder for the last 12 months, and he is expected to be back soon.

"When you have an upset you want to get back out there as quickly as possible to put things right. We know we weren't good enough on the day to win the [Norwich] game. We had been doing really well this season and in each game we felt like we were growing with confidence, so that was definitely an upset. Hopefully we can turn things around as quickly as possible. That is what we hope to do against Schalke, and it will put us in a really strong position in this group," said Aaron Ramsey ahead of the Champions League encounter with Schalke.

RAMSEY WILL NOT DWELL ON DEFEAT

The skipper of the Wales football team, Aaron Ramsey, has told Arsenal news that the Wales players should not think too much about the disappointing defeat in the match against Belgium and should look forward to the second World Cup qualifying match against Serbia which is going to be played on 11th of September.

The Wales team was defeated in its opening World Cup qualifying match against Belgium on 7th of September. That match was played at the Cardiff City stadium. The Belgian team won that match by 2-0. The stadium was filled with the Wales supporters who were expecting their team to give them a reason to celebrate. But, they would have been gutted with the result of the match.

Some key players of the Wales team were not able to feature in the match due to injury. Those players include Joe Allen, Neil Taylor and Craig Bellamy. Allen got injured just a few hours before the start of the match. The absence of the key players definitely affected the performance of the Wales team. The defense of Wales looked very weak. The team got even more hampered when James Collins was shown red card in the 25th minute of the match. Vincent Kompany opened the scoring for Belgium in the 40th minute. Eden Hazard set up the goal and Kompany gave the finishing touch with a brilliant header.

The Wales players started well in the second half. Gareth Bale created some chances, but, the Belgian goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtios, made some sensational saves and prevented the Wales players from finding the net. Just a few minutes before the end of the match, Belgium’s lead was doubled by Jan Vertonghen who went past the Wales goalkeeper with a terrific shot.

Even after this defeat, the manager of Wales, Chris Coleman, is pretty optimistic about his team’s chances in the further matches. Coleman said that the team has got the capability to perform much better than this. It was just a bad day for the boys. Hopefully, the team would come back strongly in the next match.

RAMSEY OK WITH SHAWCROSS

The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has said that he does not have any problem with the Stoke city defender Ryan Shawcross being called up for the international duty. The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is the captain of the Welsh national team.

The Wales national team manager Chris Coleman recently revealed that he is considering the prospect of bringing the Stoke city defender Ryan Shawcross into the team. Aaron Ramsey and Ryan Shawcross do not share a good history after the latter was responsible for breaking the Arsenal midfielder's leg a few seasons ago.

Aaron Ramsey has never been the same player since then, but the player has said that he does not have any problem with the defender being called up for the national team. Ramsey has said that he is just the captain of the national team and does not have any influence upon the selection of players. He has also revealed that Chris Coleman has consulted him over this issue, but the manager will be making the ultimate decision when it comes to calling up the former Manchester United defender for international duty. Ryan Shawcross has become one of the best defenders in the country since making the move to Stoke city.

"It's his [Coleman's] decision who he brings and who he decides to play. I'm just the captain and a player who just turns up and wants to play for my country, so ultimately it's his decision. We've [Coleman and me] had a chat but it's his decision at the end of the day and I'm sure he will have the team's best interests at heart. I had a text off him [Shawcross] straight afterwards after I done my leg but that was it," said Aaron Ramsey when asked about the prospect of playing alongside Ryan Shawcross.

WE MUST KEEP ROBIN

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has said that the club should be focusing on keeping star striker Robin van Persie at the club next season in order to be title contenders. It has been seven seasons since Arsenal last lift the trophy, while their last Premier league title came back in 2004. As a result, there has been many suggestions that top players do not want to play for Arsenal, where the wages are not competitive when compared with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City. Despite this, every season there is renewed hope at Arsenal that they will finally lift the Premier league title, according to Arsenal news.

Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has said that it would be almost impossible for Arsenal to lift the Premier league title next season if they decide to sell Robin van Persie, who is entering into the final year of his contract. There has been no suggestion from the Dutchman that he is ready to commit to Arsenal. Even after many seasons with the London club, Robin van Persie is yet to win a major title. Cesc Fabregas left the club last summer and has already lifted four trophies with Barcelona this season.

“It’s important we keep Robin if we seriously want to be title contenders. He has proven this season what his value is to the team with the goals he has scored. It’s important to keep those sort of players at the club. He was our top goalscorer, won the Golden Boot and the Player of the Year awards, so any team would want to keep him. Arsenal are no different. He hasn’t given any of the other lads any indications on what he is going to do. Nothing has been said. But, hopefully, he will stay,” said Aaron Ramsey, who has started most of the matches in the absence of Fabregas.

RAMSEY GETS OLYMPIC CALL-UP

With the horrors of the broken leg suffered last season Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal fans can look back at a successful year for the 21 year old. At such a young age his achievements have been significant, including becoming captain of his national team and becoming an increasingly important player for his club side.

The Arsenal midfielder has gone from strength to strength this season and improved significantly. There are still questions over his game and many improvements need to be made, but should he and Jack Wilshire be able to avoid injury and form a partnership, the pairing may become one of the most formidable midfield pairings around.

The biggest danger for Ramsey is another poor start for Arsenal, in fact when Arsenal have been on poor form this year, many fans have been quick to point out Ramsey’s poor performances, it seems he may well become a victim of the blame culture which is becoming ever present in the modern game. The Arsenal Manager has also received some undeserved criticism from his owns fans this year despite a third place finish. Ramsey’s performance this year although at some points inconsistent has certainly been a step in the right direction and it seems likely that he will be a major part of Stuart Pierce’s Olympic squad.

With Jack Wilshire remaining an option for a return from injury in time to compete in the 2012 Olympics as well, this could see the birth of their partnership and I wouldn’t be too surprised to see them both return to their club with a gold medal and as an established pairing ready to push on from last season. For this reason Arsenal fans should be watching the Olympic football very closely as an insight into the future of their club.

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