Aaron Ramsey excited for Arsenal's future under Unai Emery

Aaron Ramsey excited for Arsenal's future under Unai Emery

Aaron Ramsey has suggested his future lies at Arsenal after hailing Unai Emery's arrival as an "exciting time" for the Premier League club.

The fact that Ramsey is set to enter the final 12 months of his contract has put question marks against his future at Arsenal.

Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been linked with the Wales midfielder in the past.

But Ramsey, speaking after Wales' 0-0 draw against Mexico in California, gave his backing to Emery, the former Sevilla and Paris St Germain manager.

Asked if he was looking forward to working with Emery, Ramsey replied: "Of course.

"I haven't spoken to him at all yet, but I think it's an exciting time for the club.

I can't wait to get back there now.

Emery was appointed Arsenal manager earlier this month after Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign came to an end.

Ramsey, signed from Cardiff in 2008, is soon to mark his 10th anniversary at Arsenal and is the longest-serving player at the club.

He suffered an ankle injury against Mexico but battled on after taking the armband from the stricken Ashley Williams.

Everton defender Williams suffered a suspected rib injury, which forced him to go to hospital for an X-ray.

"I rolled my ankle but I'd taken the armband from Ash and I thought I had to stay on and do my bit for the team," Ramsey said.

"It wasn't the best surface in the world and my ankle is a bit sore.

"Hopefully there will be no lasting damage and it will settle down over the next few days.

"It was always going to be difficult coming here against a good Mexico team, but we did well.

"In the first half we played really well, we just couldn't quite get the goal we needed.

"Apart from that we hung on in the second half, so we are pleased with the result and the performance.

"The future of Wales is very bright and there are a lot of exciting young players coming through.

"Playing a lot of them in this game and in this sort of atmosphere will only give them that bit more confidence now going into the future."

More on this topic

Disaster averted, but search for Arsenal identity continuesDisaster averted, but search for Arsenal identity continues

Ljungberg calls on senior players to deliver for ArsenalLjungberg calls on senior players to deliver for Arsenal

Bernd Leno admits Arsenal were fortunate to leave Norwich with a pointBernd Leno admits Arsenal were fortunate to leave Norwich with a point

Brendan Rodgers insists he is staying at Leicester amid Arsenal speculationBrendan Rodgers insists he is staying at Leicester amid Arsenal speculation

More in this Section

Walsh and Smullen the stars of HRI awardsWalsh and Smullen the stars of HRI awards

Duignan becomes new Faithfuls chairDuignan becomes new Faithfuls chair

Kerr hails response  to hotel tragedyKerr hails response to hotel tragedy

Inter crash out after defeat to BarcaInter crash out after defeat to Barca


Lifestyle

Ray Liotta never planned to be an actor. He only signed up for drama classes in college in a bid to dodge the more academic subjects, and didn’t make his first film until he was 30.Both sides now: Ray Liotta on his 40 year career

I am Jesus Christ! No, don’t worry, this writer’s ego isn’t quite that big. We won’t be turning water into wine. Rather, ‘I Am Jesus Christ’ is the name of a new game just announced on Steam.GameTech: The new video game 'I am Jesus Christ'

Johnny ‘Fang’ Murphy, frontman with Cork group The Stargazers, tells Ellie O’Byrne about the cultural milestones on his musical journey.Getting into the swing of things: Johnny 'Fang' Murphy on his musical journey

Clean skincare is cleaning up, but does it even mean anything in particular?The Skin Nerd: When clean does not always mean better

More From The Irish Examiner