Aaron Ramsey looking forward to facing Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere
Written by Renzo on March 23, 2011 21:30
England’s Euro 2012 qualifier on Saturday against Wales in Cardiff could see midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere face each other, two of Arsenal’s most talented youngsters.
Asked about what it means to play against his friend and team-mate, the Welshman explained that the two joked ahead of the game as both of them could start as he added that it will definitely be a good test for both players. According to Ramsey, Wales can cause a major upset even if England are well-equipped as their objective is to qualify for a major championship.
On finally making his return in Arsenal’s starting eleven after last season’s injury, the 20-year old said that he is looking forward to the next few weeks as it is always important to start games after spending months on the sidelines.
Ramsey started for the Gunners in the 2-2 away draw against West Bromwich Albion missing a good goal scoring opportunity before being replaced by Nicklas Bendtner in the 56th minute of the game.
Ahead of this weekend’s game, the youngster said:
There has been banter, a few words, between us because we could both start and it would be a good test for both of us.
Hopefully Wales will come out on top because we want to qualify for a major championship and we believe we can beat England, even if they have some of the best players in the world playing for them.
But if we have all our best players available, we can show what we are capable of doing. Any time is a good time to play against England – I haven’t really thought about how to stop Jack, I need to concentrate on my own game.
I’m relishing the next few weeks because I have been out for such a long time, but now I’ve made my first start for Arsenal in over a year and Wales have got this massive game coming up, so I’m hoping to start that one as well.