Top articles Read More Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Coming Next Skip Manchester United captain Harry Maguire by Metro Video Settings Tom OlverSaturday 11 Apr 2020 10:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares / 1/1 Read More Aaron Ramsey says he was starstruck by Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas and Kolo Toure when he joined Arsenal Ramsey left Arsenal to join Juventus last summer (Picture: Getty)‘Wenger was a massive pull. He would give youngsters opportunities, he talked me through how he saw my career path going, how he wanted to improve me and what I needed to improve on. ‘He brought me straight into the first-team to train every day with these world-class players and he believed in me.‘I just felt he really wanted and felt like he made the most effort to try and secure me.’ Aaron Ramsey with Arsene Wenger after joining Arsenal back in 2008 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Aaron Ramsey has used the break from football to look back on when he joined the club as a precocious youngster back in 2008 and revealed how he had to ‘pinch himself’ sharing a dressing room with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas and Kolo Toure. Ramsey had made just 22 first-team appearances for Cardiff at that time but Arsene Wenger had seen enough to convince him of the 17-year-old’s extraordinary potential and signed the Welshman for a fee of £4.8million ahead of the 2008/09 campaign. The midfielder would go on to become a fan favourite with the Gunners after 11 years of service, scoring 64 goals in 369 games, including two memorable winners in the 2014 and 2017 FA Cup finals.AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT 1 min. story SPONSORED Skip Ad Read More Ramsey says he just couldn’t stop the tears from ‘pouring’ down his face as he delivered his emotional farewell speech to the Emirates crowd following Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Brighton last May.‘I wasn’t prepared for that. I was just thinking I’m going to go out there, say my bit and I couldn’t control anything,’ he added.‘It was just pouring out. I spent 11 years there, I grew up there, I left Cardiff at 17, I’ve been married, had kids and been through so much on and off the pitch. ‘That club meant so much to me and always will.’Is Aaron Ramsey an Arsenal legend?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. AdvertisementAdvertisementFor more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal ignored advice from own recruitment chief to sign Shkodran MustafiMORE: Arsenal scout called Lucas Perez a ‘mid-table player’ before Arsene Wenger signed him for £17m Full Screen Aaron Ramsey shared a dressing room with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and William Gallas when he joined Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Though Ramsey opted to join Juventus last summer, it’s clear the Wales international has incredibly fond memories of his lengthy stay in north London and he reflected on his first few days at Arsenal during a candid Instagram Live with Niall Horan on Friday night.‘It happened so quickly at Cardiff. I played the final game of the season before and then had a pre-season, went off with first-team, we had a mad cup run where we got to the final and that was it then. It was done within the year,’ Ramsey explained.‘All my life I’ve been trying to achieve this thing of playing for Cardiff and then the next thing I know I’m walking into a dressing room with the likes of Fabregas, Gallas and Toure.‘I’m 17 years old, I’m just like, “What’s going on here?!”. I just felt out of place but they were really cool guys, made you feel really welcome but still you had to pinch yourself. About Connatix V67539 Comment Advertisement Advertisement
Government has allocated 3.3 million cedis to the National Sports Authority (NSA) as budget for the various sporting disciplines.Finance Minister, Seth Terkper made this known when he read the 2014 budget Tuesday.According to him, the amount, to be shared equally among the 33 associations was to facilitate their activities for the year.He said this was part of government’s measures to ensure that the lesser known disciplines were adequately resourced to promote sports.“This is part of measures of Government to ensure that the lesser known sports are adequately resourced.”The component for the Ghana Football Association is expected be used for the development of juvenile football. The Minister said the amount will expedite action on the construction of modern boxing gym at Bukom as well as the rehabilitation of the Baba Yara, Essipong and Tamale Sports Stadia.He said preparatory works for the construction of ten Sports Senior High Schools in all the regional capitals and district sports arenas had commenced.Terpker assured that, eight out of the 20 multi-purpose sports courts in some selected districts and educational institutions across the country will be completed next year.