Aaron Ramsey Reveals Why He Snubbed Arsenal’s Rivals

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has revealed why he chose Arsenal over Manchester United.

Back when Ramsey was 17, he left Cardiff City to join Premier League club Arsenal. After 8 years of journey with the London club, Ramsey has now revealed the reason behind this big move.

The Wales international joined the Gunners back in 2008, and has now played more than 275 games for the club. The vast experience has helped him nurture his talent under the management of Arsene Wenger.

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Wenger was the first one to spot Ramsey’s talent during the midfielder’s days with Cardiff City. Along with Arsenal, their rivals Manchester United also showed interest, and finally, both clubs were willing to pay £5m for the Welshman’s services, leaving it completely down to Ramsey to choose which club to join.

Even though his father, Kevin, was a Manchester United fan, Ramsey surprisingly decided to join Arsenal, because of the influence made by Wenger.

And now, in an interview with Sky Sports, the player affectionately known as ‘Rambo’ has finally revealed the reason behind his decision.

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“I went up there to see the facilities and I went to see Arsene Wenger. He did a lot to try and get me to this club. As a 17-year-old, flying out on a private jet to his hotel was surreal but I think I made the right decision,” said Ramsey.

“I just felt a bit more wanted by Arsenal and by the boss.”

The move did not go too well with the United fans, especially due to the fact that Ramsey was so close to joining United, that the Red Devils even announced it on their official website.


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