The Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has not played a match with Arsenal since December when he sustained an injury that has left him out of Arsenal’s latest 12 matches including fixtures not only of the Premier League but also from the Champions League and the FA Cup which is a big hit for Arsene Wenger as Ramsey was one of the standout performers for Arsenal during the 1st half of the season.
Aaron Ramsey’s thigh injury has healed up now and he might be taking part in Arsenal’s next league match against Fulham which will be played this weekend at the Emirates stadium.
Ramsey had suffered this injury while playing in the match against West Ham United towards the end of the last month. It looked a serious damage initially, but, luckily, for the Gunners, it was just a strain and the midfielder recovered in about 3 weeks’ time.
Aaron Ramsey will be making the return to Cardiff city to take on his former club where he started his career. He is one of the important players at Arsenal now, but it was certainly not the case in 2008 when he made the £ 5 million move to the Emirates stadium.
The leg injury that he suffered in 2010 also appeared to bring an end to his career at a very early stage. However, he has made a stunning recovery and this season he has been quite brilliant.
Arsene Wenger has lauded Aaron Ramsey for his impressive show in Arsenal’s previous Premier League game against Cardiff City.
Ramsey found the net a couple of times in that game against Cardiff and helped Arsenal win by 3-0. With that win, the Gunners went 7 points ahead of Liverpool which is the second positioned team in the Premier League points table.
Ramsey had made his way to the Emirates Stadium in 2008. He was rated very highly when he arrived, but, he couldn’t deliver that much. The fans lost the faith in him and they even booed him in some of the games last year. But, in the ongoing season, the Welshman is looking a completely different player. He has already had 13 in his goals’ tally and we are still in the first half of the season.
Daniele De Rossi has said that he doesn’t regret his decision of rejecting the offers of other clubs during the pre-season transfer window.
De Rossi had got quite a few offers this summer. One of them was reported to have come from Arsenal, but, the 30 years old defensive midfielder didn’t accept any of those offers and decided to continue playing for Roma which he has been a part of since his teenage.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is pretty hopeful about the chances of his team in the upcoming couple of Champions League fixtures against the last season’s finalists Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal is currently at the top of the Group F points table. They have won both the games that they have played so far. First, they secured a 2-1 win in an away game against Marseille and then, they beat Napoli by 2-0 at home last Tuesday.
Now, the Gunners have to face Dortmund twice. The first one will be a home game for them and it will take place on 22nd of October, while, the second one will be played at Signal-Iduna-Park on November 6.
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.
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.
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.”
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.