So if you believe the Daily Mail this morning, Aaron Ramsey has had this to say:
‘Jack took my job and I want my shirt back’.
Finally, we have a battle in our midfield for the right to start, a battle between two British footballers who both want to play for Arsenal.
It’s not arrogance, it’s not nastiness it’s just pure passion and desire to play for the club they signed for and it can only be very very healthy.
I’m not sure though as we watch their careers unfold, that it needs to be one or the other, I honestly believe in the seasons ahead we will see them playing alongside each other rather than one or the other and boy it’s going to be good isn’t it?
It’s quite likely the two will go head to head this Saturday when England face Wales and how refreshing it is to have two good reasons to watch an International match, I’m sure every Gooner will be watching.
Rambo has been talking about his time on the side lines:
‘Have I thought about the fact that it could be me out there?
Absolutely. I thought before my injury I was just starting to kick on. I started six or seven games on the bounce and I felt like I was going to stake a claim for a place in the first XI for Arsenal, but these things happen.
I’ve got the rest of the season to show everyone what I’m capable of. I want to prove to people that you can come back from injuries like the one I had and still be the same player.
I’m still trying to bounce back. I’m confident in my ability and I know I’m capable of playing week in, week out for Arsenal.
It’s been a long road. I’ve had a couple of loan spells and I’m starting to feel like I’m really back to where I was. I’ve had about 10 starts now and I feel good and ready to go again.
As for Jack, he has come in and done really well. He went out on loan last season and I think that helped him. He has put in some really good performances for Arsenal. He’s no different on the training pitch from what you see in games. He’s very comfortable on the ball and there’s no doubt he’s a good player.
On his injury:
Obviously, when it happened, your career just stops and is put on hold from that moment onwards for a long time.
I thought I dealt with it pretty well. I had my friends and family around to take my mind off it. Another thing was that a few people who had injuries like mine previously were kind enough to ring me. So now, I can’t do anything but take one game at a time.
And I’m definitely looking forward to this one. Not because it’s England but because it’s the next one. There have been a lot of changes with Wales.
I’ve found it difficult watching Arsenal and Wales because, basically, I’ve been off for a year.
And what if he comes face to face with Wilshere?
We have had some banter already, I’d better keep it to myself what was said.
You can bet he will want to make up for lost time by doing his talking on the pitch….
So Gooners, it may be a boring old International two week break but on Saturday we have something to look forward to, I just pray that neither of our bright stars pick up an injury as they are going to play a massive part in the rest of our league campaign and the return of a fit Aaron Ramsey is very welcome.
Now let’s get Alex Song, Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott back fit and take the Mancs all the way to the final day of the campaign if we have to, then win it!!
Well done to the Arsenal Ladies who secured their place in the Champions League semi-final after a 2-2 draw with Linkopin. They went through on the away goals ruling.
Also, well done to our youngster Jack Jebb, he scored for England last night in a 3-0 victory over Ireland. So we have got a goal scorer, he’s just a bit young ;)
That’s it for today, have a good day all…..