Arsenal star Ramsey eyes trophies

Nairobi, June 2 (IANS) England's Arsenal FC midfielder Aaron Ramsey is eyeing silverware next season with the Gunners as he aspires to win his first major trophy at the club he joined as a teenager from Cardiff City in the 2007-08 season.

Ramsey implored his teammates to maintain a consistent run similar to the strong finish to the just concluded English Premiership. Arsenal secured qualification to the UEFA Champions League knock-out phase on the last day of the just concluded league, reports Xinhua.

"We got through and got the fourth place we were after in the end. Hopefully, we can take this form we showed in the last season into next season and get into a good start and pull ourselves in. We need to do that on a more consistent basis and help ourselves to a good start," said Ramsey, who is holidaying here.

Ramsey admitted it would be odd to play champions Manchester United without their long-serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson in-charge after the Scot retired having clocked 26 years at Old Trafford.

"He is going to be missed by them and his figure will definitely be missed in the game. Not seeing him in the Manchester United dugout is going to be quite weird because he has been there for many years but he has done more than enough for that club and won many things," added the 22-year-old.

On his boss Arsene Wenger, who now is the longest-serving manager in English football following the exit of Ferguson, Ramsey stressed his confidence that the Frenchman would lead Arsenal to the silverware after going on a trophy-drought of eight seasons.

"He (Wenger) certainly knows how to manage his players. He is very easy to talk to, very approachable. He makes you to be very keen to improve as a player and enjoy at a young age," said the Welshman.