Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ramsey hoping to face Manchester City

Ramsey hoping to face Manchester City
Aaron Ramsey has admitted he hopes he never plays on a 3G artificial pitch again, after rolling his ankle on international duty for Wales

The injury has made the midfielder a doubt for Arsenal’s weekend clash with the Premier League champions Manchester City.

Ramsey is confident he will recover in time to face City in Saturday’s early kick-off.

“I hope that’s the last time I play on a plastic pitch,”
said Ramsey. “The pitch was very hard, there was no give in it, and I rolled my ankle a little bit.

“I could feel it, but hopefully it will be nothing and I’ll be available for Saturday.

“Manchester City at home, those are the games you want to play in so hopefully it won’t be a problem.”


If selected, Ramsey is likely to start alongside Arsenal’s new signing Danny Welbeck, who the Welshman believes will offer the club something different up front.

“He showed for England what a good player he is with those two goals,”
Ramsey said.

“He’s a player who is very good technically, can get in behind teams and score goals.

“I think he will bring something different – the runs in behind, his pace.

“His power and his finishing will benefit us for the rest of the season.”


Wales narrowly avoided embarrassment against the European minnows Andorra on Tuesday evening, although Ramsey claims the result is all that matters.

“Due to the pitch, we couldn’t get into our stride,”
Ramsey said. “Normally we play quick, keep it on the floor, play around teams, stuff like that.

“But you couldn’t play the ball quickly and I just don’t know how you’re meant to play football on that pitch to be honest.

“Cyprus won in Bosnia and I think in this group teams will take points off each other and a lot of teams will struggle here as well on that pitch.”

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