Arsenal’s star Welshman Aaron Ramsey is fit and well and is raring to get our season off to a flying start. He believes that it is the games against the Big Teams that will again make-or-break the Gunners season.
“I think there’s going to be about six teams involved right until the wire,” Ramsey said on Arsenal.com. “It’s going to be difficult but I think we have a great team here and great team spirit. We’re in a good place at the moment. Hopefully we can get off to a good start in the season and put ourselves in a good position and hopefully last season where we fell away a bit we’ll improve and put that right. If we do, we’ll have a great opportunity.
“It’s important in those games against the top teams, especially in the first half. These places are difficult enough to go to and get results, especially when it’s 0-0, never mind when it’s two, three or four-nil down in the first 25 minutes. We’re going to have to be a lot more streetwise when going to these places and maybe we’ll have to sit back in the first half and then the game will open up in the second half and we know we’ll create opportunities.
“You can never predict what’s going to happen during the year. You can have your good moments and you can have your bad moments. It’s always important for everyone to stick together and get everyone behind each other. If we manage to do that and get through the bad periods as quickly as possible we’ll have a good year.
“Over the last few seasons we have sold some of our bigger players but the squad is really settled now and we’ve done the business early this year. That’s helped us to get used to some of the players before the season starts. We’ve brought in some big, quality names as well so I think that we’ve done well and we’re all looking forward to teaming up together.”
It’s good to see Ramsey in a confident mood, but I can definitely assert one thing – We will have much more chance of winning more trophies if Ramsey can stay fit all season!