Wenger pleased with Ramsey's progress as Gunners head for Cardiff
PUBLISHED: 08:21 21 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:50 07 September 2010
Arsene Wenger has praised Aaron Ramsey s progress ahead of his return to former club Cardiff City on Sunday. The Gunners travel to Ninian Park with Wales international midfielder Ramsay a possible starter for the FA Cup 4th Round tie. Ramsey, signed from
Arsene Wenger has praised Aaron Ramsey's progress ahead of his return to former club Cardiff City on Sunday.
The Gunners travel to Ninian Park with Wales international midfielder Ramsay a possible starter for the FA Cup 4th Round tie.
Ramsey, signed from the Bluebirds last summer, is, according to his manager, developing "ahead of plan".
"He has not only made the step up from the Championship to the Premier League, but also to a Premier League team that wants to be at the top and who fights in the Champions League, and that means it's a massive difference at such a young age," Wenger told the club's official magazine this week.
"He has drive and he can push the team forward. He is always available, he wants the ball and he is very dynamic in his play.
"Overall I'm very pleased with his progress because I must say that he is ahead of where I planned for him to be in January.
"You have to remember though that he is still only just 18 years of age and you need to be a little bit patient with him.
"He has shown that every time we've picked him, he has responded in a very positive way."
But while Ramsey is hopeful of a starting berth on Sunday, defender Gael Clichy is definitely out.
The France international is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season at Hull City last weekend.
But he will be available for the Barclays Premier League trip to sixth-placed Everton next Wednesday.