Friday, 13 June 2008

Ramsey signing confirmed

Arsenal have just confirmed that Aaron Ramsey is now officially an Arsenal player. Despite some rather mentally challenged calls for to indulge some fans' calls for more transfer gossip and speculation, I am glad that our club only speaks once deals are done and dusted; the club generally conducts itself incredibly well as regards transfers and rises above the pathetic behaviour that clubs like Real Madrid like to indulge in.

I wonder why is the figure of so much fun for some Arsenal supporters, it's actually one of the better club websites around, it's pretty user friendly and doesn't involve an annoying registration step to read the news. If people want tabloid drivel then they can read the Sun, or websites like Tribal Football and others that produce and feed on manufactured rumour. actually gives quotes that are not made up and that one can trust, I know it's not quite as exciting as the Sun but Arsene said:

“We’re delighted to have signed Aaron Ramsey. He is a young player who has shown huge potential with his performances for both Cardiff City and Wales at under-17 and Under-21 levels. He is still only 17, but has already shown that he is a very intelligent and mature player with great quality. Although he mainly plays in midfield, Aaron is a versatile player and can also play across the defence. We are all looking forward to welcoming Aaron to the Club for our pre-season preparations.”
Basically he can play anywhere, so knowing Arsene he'll probably be used as left back next season. The obvious vacuum in our team is on the right of midfield and given our slight fragility defensively in midfield, especially with Flamini gone, this must be Ramsey's most likely destination. Although some supporters love to mock Arsene, this transfer does seem like a sound piece of work; it shows how Arsene's refusal to jump into big money big name signings has lead to our great reputation for developing young talent, and this must have been the deciding factor for Aaron Ramsey. However Arseblogger may have a point, the rat on Gary Neville's upper lip might just have been enough to scare young Aaron away from Manchester.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great blogpost as always. I really look forward to see Ramsey getting playingtime for the first team :)