Unlike most Arsenal fans, the Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey seems very relaxed about the lack of action from the Gunners in the transfer market. With just the Czech Republic number one added to the Arsenal first team so far, Rambo is full of confidence that we already have what it takes to challenge last season’s champions and beat Chelsea to the Premier League title.
The 24-year old told Sky Sports the reason for his confidence was mainly down to the fact that the club appears to have solved the recurring injury problems that have been hitting us so hard in recent years. Ramsey knows what he is talking about as well because he has been one of the many players affected by these recurring issues and so has spent more than his fair share of time in the Arsenal treatment room.
The Welshman said, “We have a great squad at the moment as long as we keep everyone fit, our form in the second half of last season was good but it’s what you need throughout the whole season to compete.
“Hopefully we can do that and get off to a good start this season and put ourselves in a great position early on and we know we have the players and the quality to hurt other teams and get points.
“There is no question about our ability but it’s about whether we can keep everyone fit and I am fairly confident we can. Chelsea were top mainly all the way through, they hardly slipped up and that is what we have to try and do.”
Ramsey also had a little advice for Arsene Wenger, suggesting that the boss would do well to let him show what he can do in his preferred position as the box to box midfielder rather than sticking him out on the wing as he did towards the end of last season.
He said, “Of course I prefer the middle and I make no secret of that. I was asked to do a job at the back end of last season on the right by the manager and I felt I did and had an impact in games. But my favourite position is in the middle and that is what I want to get back too.”
We will soon see just what the Frenchman wants his team to look like though, after the squad flew out today to start the pre-season tour. Will Ramsey get his wish and will he be proved right about the injury situation and our title challenge?