Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Wenger key to Ramsey’s new deal

Aaron Ramsey hailed the footballing philosophy of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after committing his future to the club.

The 19-year-old midfielder, sidelined since February with a broken leg suffered against Stoke, has signed a long-term contract extension, the details of which were not disclosed by the Gunners.

Asked what makes the club stand out, Ramsey said: “The way they play football.

“Every player wants to play in a team where they can play football and I feel that this is the way it should be played, so that's one of the reasons I signed a new contract. I'm very happy here.”

Ramsey had previously cited Wenger's presence as one of the key reasons he chose to move to the Emirates Stadium from Cardiff two years ago.

Capped 11 times by Wales, Ramsey was well on the way to establishing himself as a key man in the Arsenal midfield before the tackle by Ryan Shawcross which left him with fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg.

Ramsey's rehabilitation is expected to continue into next year, but the teenager vowed to continue improving.

“I think I can still develop my game a lot, and I'm in the right place to do that with the support of the manager,” he said.

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