The Arsenal and Wales midfield star Aaron Ramsey sounds as if he really believes, like many Arsenal fans and football experts, that this could be the year for the Gunners. But there is one major problem that the current squad need to sort out in order to progress from two back to back FA cup trophy wins to the really big challenges of the Premier League and Champions League.
The 24-year old has been with Arsenal for seven years now and he is buzzing about the fact that this squad of players is the most talented and balanced that we have had in all that time. As revealed in an Evening Standard report, however, Ramsey knows that our level of consistency over the next 10 months has got to improve.
Finishing as we did in the second half of last season is all very well and has got us all believing that Arsenal can go all the way, but not if we start like we did last time and put ourselves in a sticky situation. Similarly, the previous season when Ramsey was scoring goals for fun, was not followed up after the New Year.
He said, “In the last few years we’ve always had half a season where we’ve been the most consistent team – it would be great if we could do that back-to-back in one season.
“I think it’s the best team we’ve had in a long while – probably the best team I’ve been involved in – and this club can get better. We’re in a very strong position to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League.”
The question is how? Is it just a matter of the medical team making sure that we do not have a full treatment room or is it like some in the football media have suggested, that Arsenal cannot handle the pressure over the marathon that is the Premier League?