Ramsey optimistic Arsenal are on course for 'successful season'

Aaron Ramsey

The Gunners' Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey still has high hopes for the 2014-15 campaign, despite Arsenal exiting Europe this week.

Arsenal midfield star Aaron Ramsey issued a rallying call to the Londoners after their Champions League exit against Monaco, telling the club website that there is plenty left to play for.

“We still have the FA Cup to go for and we’re in a good position in that,” the 24-year-old said.

“There’s still going to be twists and turns in the season so we just have to concentrate on our games and take full advantage of the points that are up for grabs.

“Hopefully other teams slip up. We’re still on for a successful season."

The Gunners have won 13 out of their last 15 games in all competitions, with the only losses coming against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby and the home tie with Monaco. Since playing the Ligue 1 club, Arsenal have won five on the spin, conceding just two goals and finding the net 11 times.

It is the kind of form that has Ramsey convinced the club are still set for what would be seen as a ‘successful season’.

If, for example, the Londoners were to retain the FA Cup as well as improve on last year's league position by finishing in their present position of third, or even second, it would be hard not to look at the 2014-15 campaign as being stronger than the 2013-14 season, and therefore a successful year.

“There’s only a one-point difference between the top two now (second and third), so anything can happen," Ramsey added. "We have nine games left so if we go ahead and win the remaining games, I’m sure we can achieve something.”

The Welshman has had a temperamental season on a personal level, largely to do with injury problems, not really reaching the sensational displays he managed last year where he netted 16 times, but the midfielder still has eight strikes in 30 games, including successive goals in the club's last two matches.

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