Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ramsey to Arsenal

Full Name: Aaron James Ramsey
Position: AMC, MC, Winger
Age: 17
Team: Cardiff City (Arsenal)
Nationality: Wales
Height: 1.78m
Weight: 76 kg

Guess what? Yeah, Arsene Wenger has managed to snap up 17 year-old Welsh starlet from Cardiff City right under Sir Alex Ferguson's nose.

Cardiff City have accepted a 5 million pounds bid from Arsenal, and even though few months ago he have been heavily linked to Man Utd because of the clause that Man Utd will loan him back to Cardiff, it now seems that Aaron Ramsey have decided to go to Arsenal. Fergie may just be banging his head on the wall after he decided not to take the time to talk to Ramsey personally, as the only time they ever talked was on the phone. It is also believed that Aaron Ramsey was impressed and gave in to Professor Wenger's power of persuasion, added by the fact that Arsene Wenger's famous track record of developing young talents such as Theo Walcott and Cesc Fabregas and a world-class youth academy at Arsenal that is probably the best in the world at the moment, thus signing a 3-year contract with Arsenal. You can listen to an interview on Aaron Ramsey here.

I feel that Wenger should be going for more experience players, because last season we could not last the distance due to a lack of them. But in Wenger we trust, as he seeks to transform another youngster into a world-class player in the future like how he did with Fabregas, Walcott and so many other youngsters including Gael Clichy and the old veteran Kolo Toure. I'm so excited that we signed him, it's good to see star players come but sometimes it is also exciting to see the next big thing come to Arsenal and wonder what will happen to them 3 years later. And you know what's the best thing about it? We snapped up "Ryan Giggs" right under Fergie's nose :)

Kudos to Wenger, for taking the time to persuade him personally. So what if you did a treble season? It's the diligence and sincerity that counts.