Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey confident of title push, swats aside criticism

The Wales international has backed the North London outfit to have a successful campaign.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been quoted by The Daily Mail as stating that the Gunners can put forward a title challenge this season.

The Emirates Stadium outfit have been the nearly-men for a number of years, with a lack of consistency blighting their attempts to be crowned English champions.

However, with a stellar squad at Arsene Wenger’s disposal and the summer capture of Petr Cech, the club’s fans entered 2015-16 full of confidence.

That said, it has been a shaky start to the season for the North London side, who lost 2-0 at home to West Ham on the opening day.

After Arsenal won against Newcastle at the weekend, Ramsey has stated that the club are back on track to put forward a title challenge and has dispelled recent criticism of the Gunners by outside parties.

“My view on it (the criticism) is look at the table after 10 games and let’s see where we are then,” Ramsey said according to The Daily Mail.

“Hopefully that upset at the beginning of the season will be our only one. If we go on a winning run now, and win our next five or six games, we will be there or thereabouts again.

“We don’t take too much notice of the criticism. We know what we are capable of doing. We know the players we have and it is just important for us to concentrate on that.

“We have a lot of quality in this squad at the moment and a lot of competition for places as well. I am confident that this squad can go and challenge for the title, this season and for many years to come.”

Arsenal’s win on Tyneside means that they have picked up seven points from a possible 12 heading into the international break.

The Gunners trail frontrunners Manchester City by five points so far and will have to rectify questionable recent home form, both at the tail end of last season and the start of this campaign, if their hopes of winning the league are to become a reality.

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