Cardiff City star Aaron Ramsey has weighed in on the Premier League title race and his former side Arsenal’s chances of lifting the crown for the first time in two decades.
Ramsey joined the Bluebirds as a kid in the late 90s and quickly became a hot prospect upon making his debut in 2007. By 2009, Arsenal had agreed a deal to take the young midfielder for a reported £4.8 million, fighting off interest from Manchester United and Everton.
The Welshman spent the guts of 11 years at the Emirates Stadium and managed to help the Gunners win three FA Cups in the space of three years from 2014 to 2017 but left the club in 2019 to join Italian giants Juventus and has since returned to his boyhood club at the Cardiff City Stadium.
However, winning the Premier League with the London club was a dream of Ramsey’s, one which never materliased during his time at the club.
Nevertheless, speaking to The Daily Mail, the Wales international admitted that his former side have what it takes to go one step further this time around and pip treble-winners Manchester City to the title.
Ramsey also revealed that he’s rooting for Arsenal in the race for English football’s most prestigious trophy and that Mikel Arteta, whom he played with for a number of years under legendary coach Arsene Wenger, had everything to be a great manager [quotes via Just Arsenal]:
“You could always see Arteta had the knowledge, intensity and desire to be a manager one day.
‘”He has been brilliant for Arsenal.
“I would have loved to win the Premier League while I was there and I am rooting for the current side to go on and achieve it,” he continued.
‘They’ve signed good players this summer, they’re back in the Champions League and they’re in a good place. Hopefully, they can go one step further.”
Arsenal came close on a few occasions in Ramsey’s early years with Arsenal but towards the back end, the club were struggling to even regularly earn a top-four finish.
It’s no surprise that the Welshman is keen for Arteta to finally achieve what the duo couldn’t.