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Arsenal to sign Ramsey?

A statement on Cardiff Citys official website suggests that Arsenal are close to signing teenage Welsh U21 midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

The statement reads:

Cardiff City were informed on Friday morning that Aaron Ramsey's preferred destination this summer is at Emirates Stadium with Arsenal.

We will now continue the dialogue with the Gunners with a view to Aaron's move being completed.

The move unlike other options, however, does not include a loan back period at Ninian Park for the 2008/09 season.

We would like to wish Aaron every success in the top flight.

Though no official statement has been made by Arsenal Football Club as yet a fee of 5m had reportedly been accepted by Cardiff prior to Ramsey talking to the Gunners boss following a flight made at the clubs expense to meet Wenger in Switzerland.

The teenager has been heavily courted by other clubs with Manchester United's website claiming on the 3rd of June that they were 'delighted' to announce having agreed terms with Cardiff City for the transfer of Aaron Ramsey subject to terms being agreed and the player passing a medical.

No deal has been finalised as yet but Ramsey seems to be sure of where he would like to play his football next season.




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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2008

Time: 9:56AM

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The deal should be a formality now - medicals, drawing up and signing contracts etc. We will see it on arsenal.com only after all that. It looks like he will challenge for the 1st team straight away, looking forward to the Carling Cup this season, as always.
prits
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10/06/2008 10:05:00

The deal should be a formality now - medicals, drawing up and signing contracts etc. We will see it on arsenal.com only after all that. It looks like he will challenge for the 1st team straight away, looking forward to the Carling Cup this season, as always.
prits
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10/06/2008 10:05:00

Not quite the experienced signing we were anticipating but assuming, as seems likely. the deal does go through he should get his chances. Where does that leave players of a similar age like Gibbs and the like? I can see a few other youngsters leaving before the season starts.
Amos.
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10/06/2008 10:22:00

Not quite the experienced signing we were anticipating but assuming, as seems likely. the deal does go through he should get his chances. Where does that leave players of a similar age like Gibbs and the like? I can see a few other youngsters leaving before the season starts.
Amos.
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10/06/2008 10:22:00

I thinks this is just one of a few signings. As Arsene said, he is at the Euros and he has got his cheque book. Still good that a young talent prefers us over United though!
MrArsenal
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10/06/2008 10:28:00

I thinks this is just one of a few signings. As Arsene said, he is at the Euros and he has got his cheque book. Still good that a young talent prefers us over United though!
MrArsenal
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10/06/2008 10:28:00

Wenger does a lot of this - gets in extreme competition for the reserves / youth, IMO just to see who can handle the competition and who cant. Thats where I feel that Bentley, Pennant and Sidwell failed his test, and why Wenger didnt have a big problem letting them go. Anyone who expresses a desire to leave and not stay and fight for his place reveals something about his attitude to Wenger. Just a theory of mine ;).
prits
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10/06/2008 10:29:00

Wenger does a lot of this - gets in extreme competition for the reserves / youth, IMO just to see who can handle the competition and who cant. Thats where I feel that Bentley, Pennant and Sidwell failed his test, and why Wenger didnt have a big problem letting them go. Anyone who expresses a desire to leave and not stay and fight for his place reveals something about his attitude to Wenger. Just a theory of mine ;).
prits
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10/06/2008 10:29:00

Hey this is like a Fabianski-type signing we did last year, right? Not one of those 2-3 signings to "strengthen" the first team, right? A wonderkid he might be, oh and he's British too, speaks Welsh too, a level-headed nice young man too, but he's not going straight into the first team to help with the title challenge next year, right? I guess we're happy that we're signing a great kid, but we kind of do every year, so please tell me the answer's "no" to those questions.
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 10:41:00

Hey this is like a Fabianski-type signing we did last year, right? Not one of those 2-3 signings to "strengthen" the first team, right? A wonderkid he might be, oh and he's British too, speaks Welsh too, a level-headed nice young man too, but he's not going straight into the first team to help with the title challenge next year, right? I guess we're happy that we're signing a great kid, but we kind of do every year, so please tell me the answer's "no" to those questions.
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 10:41:00

i hope he is a RW and not a CM
Babeasta
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10/06/2008 10:47:00

i hope he is a RW and not a CM
Babeasta
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10/06/2008 10:47:00

Cardiff chairman's comments on the deal: http://www.cardiffcityfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10335~1325950,00.html
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 10:58:00

Cardiff chairman's comments on the deal: http://www.cardiffcityfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10335~1325950,00.html
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 10:58:00

Well done on the signing, since we have been linked with him ive done alot of research into him and he looks liek a real good player. And tbh, i wouldnt be surpised if he does play some part next season as i think many belive he can manage himself in the premiership. Pity we couldnt have got him, but i guess the fact arsenal paid for him to be jetted out to see wenger may have swung it for him.
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10/06/2008 11:10:00

Well done on the signing, since we have been linked with him ive done alot of research into him and he looks liek a real good player. And tbh, i wouldnt be surpised if he does play some part next season as i think many belive he can manage himself in the premiership. Pity we couldnt have got him, but i guess the fact arsenal paid for him to be jetted out to see wenger may have swung it for him.
united4life
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10/06/2008 11:10:00

Thanks U4l, thats decent of you with only a slight hin of sour grapes at the end lol! Maybe if Fergie had jetted him out to join in on the family holiday things would have been different! HE seems a great prospect, and i am pleased to see him join, however i echo some of the above sentiments in that i am looking foward to more experienced signings to add the depth we need to the first team.
Cesky
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10/06/2008 11:47:00

Thanks U4l, thats decent of you with only a slight hin of sour grapes at the end lol! Maybe if Fergie had jetted him out to join in on the family holiday things would have been different! HE seems a great prospect, and i am pleased to see him join, however i echo some of the above sentiments in that i am looking foward to more experienced signings to add the depth we need to the first team.
Cesky
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10/06/2008 11:47:00

i wont believe it until i see it on Arsenal.com. Lots of reports everywhere bout this but until i see him sporting the new red and white kit (which i quite like i might add), i wont believe anything! Hopeful that this is our first signing of the summer tho!
Unwell
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10/06/2008 11:52:00

i wont believe it until i see it on Arsenal.com. Lots of reports everywhere bout this but until i see him sporting the new red and white kit (which i quite like i might add), i wont believe anything! Hopeful that this is our first signing of the summer tho!
Unwell
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10/06/2008 11:52:00

Does he play in central midfield or is he a winger? Anyway, good to see that we've got the ball rolling in terms of transfers.. now we should get a couple of more good players, that in addition to Vela, should make it a fairly strong squad for next season.
arsenalrulz4ever
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10/06/2008 11:54:00

Does he play in central midfield or is he a winger? Anyway, good to see that we've got the ball rolling in terms of transfers.. now we should get a couple of more good players, that in addition to Vela, should make it a fairly strong squad for next season.
arsenalrulz4ever
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10/06/2008 11:54:00

Well done Rambo! We'll be following you accross the bridge to cheer you on as much as we can!!! Looking forward to the CC next season. The thought of Ramsey and Wilshere across the midfield is quite an exciting prospect. In fact the whole CC set up is going to be amazing next season. In some ways I look forward to the Carling Cup more than the FA Cup these days.
flv
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10/06/2008 12:03:00

Well done Rambo! We'll be following you accross the bridge to cheer you on as much as we can!!! Looking forward to the CC next season. The thought of Ramsey and Wilshere across the midfield is quite an exciting prospect. In fact the whole CC set up is going to be amazing next season. In some ways I look forward to the Carling Cup more than the FA Cup these days.
flv
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10/06/2008 12:03:00

"Tottenham, and I hope the English fans will forgive me, are a club in mid-table and I need more," Eto'o told CRTV.
paul_ownz
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10/06/2008 12:08:00

"Tottenham, and I hope the English fans will forgive me, are a club in mid-table and I need more," Eto'o told CRTV.
paul_ownz
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10/06/2008 12:08:00

clearly Gary Neville's charisma didnt win Ramsey over when he visited Utd's training ground! Who would have thunk it! lol
Unwell
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10/06/2008 13:11:00

clearly Gary Neville's charisma didnt win Ramsey over when he visited Utd's training ground! Who would have thunk it! lol
Unwell
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10/06/2008 13:11:00

From what I am told Wenger has promised him first team games, he is the most exciting prospect outside of the premiership, he is one for the future, but lets not kids ourselves, he won't change our season next year, not yet anyway, he will be moulded like Theo was.
PUREGOLD
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10/06/2008 13:46:00

From what I am told Wenger has promised him first team games, he is the most exciting prospect outside of the premiership, he is one for the future, but lets not kids ourselves, he won't change our season next year, not yet anyway, he will be moulded like Theo was.
PUREGOLD
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10/06/2008 13:46:00

Yeah Flv! CC would be great for us to watch, as it's been these few years. Can't wait to see him and Vela there!
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 14:59:00

Yeah Flv! CC would be great for us to watch, as it's been these few years. Can't wait to see him and Vela there!
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 14:59:00

Imagine this could be our CC front 6: Barazite/Vela/Sunu up front, Theo/Vela/Gibbs/Randall out wide, Denilson/Ramsey/Wilshere in the middle. :)
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 15:06:00

Imagine this could be our CC front 6: Barazite/Vela/Sunu up front, Theo/Vela/Gibbs/Randall out wide, Denilson/Ramsey/Wilshere in the middle. :)
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 15:06:00

Watched the lad a few times last season ... looks a great talent and a great deal if we can snap him up now on the cheaper side gonna be worth alot more then 5 mil in a few years time ... think its a good signing ... but again is a signing for the future... what about now?
Achilles
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10/06/2008 15:10:00

Watched the lad a few times last season ... looks a great talent and a great deal if we can snap him up now on the cheaper side gonna be worth alot more then 5 mil in a few years time ... think its a good signing ... but again is a signing for the future... what about now?
Achilles
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10/06/2008 15:10:00

nice and funny writeup - http://gunnerblog.com/
number14
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10/06/2008 16:14:00

nice and funny writeup - http://gunnerblog.com/
number14
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10/06/2008 16:14:00

I was trying to figure our possible CC team earlier Lou and I totally forgot about Da-niel-son. It probably wouldn't be too far fetched to chuck Bendtner and a recovering Eduardo into the mix either 8-)
flv
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10/06/2008 16:35:00

I was trying to figure our possible CC team earlier Lou and I totally forgot about Da-niel-son. It probably wouldn't be too far fetched to chuck Bendtner and a recovering Eduardo into the mix either 8-)
flv
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10/06/2008 16:35:00

it seems like we don't have to be too phased about the 6+5 rule with the amount of british youngsters coming through. in fact, we might be better placed than some of our major competitors, and we'll make a nice profit selling our rejects to them!
afri-gooner
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10/06/2008 17:31:00

it seems like we don't have to be too phased about the 6+5 rule with the amount of british youngsters coming through. in fact, we might be better placed than some of our major competitors, and we'll make a nice profit selling our rejects to them!
afri-gooner
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10/06/2008 17:31:00

Flv oops I forgot about Bendtner and Eduardo just as you forgot about Denilson lol. And I'm already too excited about Barazite/Sunu/Wilshere, who may just make the CC bench realistically, together with this Aaron boy I guess. In the pecking order they'll be after the "2nd string 1st teammers" (is there such a thing?) like Bendtner/Eduardo/Denilson/Diaby/Theo. I thought we had a thin squad?! lol
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 17:39:00

Flv oops I forgot about Bendtner and Eduardo just as you forgot about Denilson lol. And I'm already too excited about Barazite/Sunu/Wilshere, who may just make the CC bench realistically, together with this Aaron boy I guess. In the pecking order they'll be after the "2nd string 1st teammers" (is there such a thing?) like Bendtner/Eduardo/Denilson/Diaby/Theo. I thought we had a thin squad?! lol
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 17:39:00

might have problems with the language barriers
yiddo_4_life
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10/06/2008 22:37:00

might have problems with the language barriers
yiddo_4_life
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10/06/2008 22:37:00

on Sky sports on Makoun. Tottenham have reportedly made an offer for the Cameroon international, but it is believed that he is keen to join a club that will play UEFA Champions League football next season. That league cup you won is obviously not giving you the right image to attract "certain players".
paul_ownz
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10/06/2008 23:00:00

on Sky sports on Makoun. Tottenham have reportedly made an offer for the Cameroon international, but it is believed that he is keen to join a club that will play UEFA Champions League football next season. That league cup you won is obviously not giving you the right image to attract "certain players".
paul_ownz
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10/06/2008 23:00:00

Yeah I think Spurs are topping the league of being rejected most as they keep trying to recruit players beyond their reach with no CL football, the 2nd one being Man City I guess lol. That's why I have more respect for the likes of Pompey, Everton and Villa who know where they stand and what kind of players they can realistically attract and keep, without pretending to be someone they're not.
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 23:14:00

Yeah I think Spurs are topping the league of being rejected most as they keep trying to recruit players beyond their reach with no CL football, the 2nd one being Man City I guess lol. That's why I have more respect for the likes of Pompey, Everton and Villa who know where they stand and what kind of players they can realistically attract and keep, without pretending to be someone they're not.
Lou the Gunneress
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10/06/2008 23:14:00

If you have time for someone like Daily Star, it was a close call for the boy, not between Arsenal and ManU, but between Arsenal and Everton. Apparently Arsene and David Moyes were more charming than Gary Neville heeehee..
Lou the Gunneress
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11/06/2008 00:26:00

If you have time for someone like Daily Star, it was a close call for the boy, not between Arsenal and ManU, but between Arsenal and Everton. Apparently Arsene and David Moyes were more charming than Gary Neville heeehee..
Lou the Gunneress
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11/06/2008 00:26:00

Still wont go away this one. Annoying!! http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=731365
MrArsenal
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11/06/2008 09:41:00

Still wont go away this one. Annoying!! http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=731365
MrArsenal
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11/06/2008 09:41:00

The boy speaks about his move: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/footballnation/cardiff-city-fc/2008/06/11/arsenal-are-right-for-me-says-ramsey-91466-21056148/
Lou the Gunneress
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11/06/2008 12:09:00

The boy speaks about his move: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/footballnation/cardiff-city-fc/2008/06/11/arsenal-are-right-for-me-says-ramsey-91466-21056148/
Lou the Gunneress
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11/06/2008 12:09:00

Buying British players not known for this are you.....
Tiny T
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11/06/2008 12:59:00

Buying British players not known for this are you.....
Tiny T
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11/06/2008 12:59:00

No Tiny T, we're known for buying good players.
Little Dutch
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11/06/2008 14:52:00

No Tiny T, we're known for buying good players.
Little Dutch
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11/06/2008 14:52:00

I think this is a real positive signing for arsenal. this from a spurs fan ;-) with the possible FIFA implementation of th e6+5 ruling, it is surely inevetable that wenger will have to bring in homefrown players, which will in turn be a benefit to the international side. if these guys are good enough for the arsenal squad they must be potential international quality. well done arsene.
oxfordspur
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11/06/2008 20:52:00

I think this is a real positive signing for arsenal. this from a spurs fan ;-) with the possible FIFA implementation of th e6+5 ruling, it is surely inevetable that wenger will have to bring in homefrown players, which will in turn be a benefit to the international side. if these guys are good enough for the arsenal squad they must be potential international quality. well done arsene.
oxfordspur
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11/06/2008 20:52:00

As the Welsh Association constitutes a separate association from the English FA I am not sure that Ramsey would qualify as a 'home grown' player except on the basis that presently anyone uder the age of 21 that has 'trained' 2 years with the club can be considered home grown irrespecitive of nationality. The 6+5 rule based on nationality has no chance in it's present form.
Amos.
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11/06/2008 23:14:00

As the Welsh Association constitutes a separate association from the English FA I am not sure that Ramsey would qualify as a 'home grown' player except on the basis that presently anyone uder the age of 21 that has 'trained' 2 years with the club can be considered home grown irrespecitive of nationality. The 6+5 rule based on nationality has no chance in it's present form.
Amos.
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11/06/2008 23:14:00

Even Fabregas can be classed as 'homegrown' due to the fact he served his apprenticeship here!!!
MrArsenal
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11/06/2008 23:28:00

Even Fabregas can be classed as 'homegrown' due to the fact he served his apprenticeship here!!!
MrArsenal
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11/06/2008 23:28:00

If you would like to send him out on loan for a season then send him our way!
dazza71
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12/06/2008 15:11:00

If you would like to send him out on loan for a season then send him our way!
dazza71
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12/06/2008 15:11:00

 

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