Date: 13th June 2017 at 2:47pm
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Aaron Ramsey has voiced his delight at the fact Arsene Wenger signed a new deal to remain as Arsenal boss.

Sections of the Arsenal support wouldn’t agree with Ramsey as it was made quite clear in some quarters it was felt change was needed and Wenger should have walked away.

Having signed a new two year deal Wenger will remain in charge, his first task being a return to the top-four as Arsenal prepare for a first season under him without Champions League football.

Wenger always denied speculation surrounding his own future had an impact on Arsenal’s form, before eventually conceding that had in fact been the case. Ramsey too said it made an impact.

Now Wenger is staying, a decision Ramsey insists all his teammates are equally as happy – I am not so sure they will be – and onboard with, the Welshman feels improvement is owed to the boss next season. I think it more than fair to say it’s owed to the fans too Aaron!

Ramsey was quoted by Sky Sports: ‘It is hard when all that speculation is going on. As a player, you try to put it to the back of your mind but obviously you are not sure what is happening. We’re glad now that it has finally been announced he’s staying. We’re all happy. Hopefully now we can start the season strongly and have a real good go, not just for ourselves but for him as well.’

He went on to talk about Arsenal’s change of system and how this benefited the Gunners. In fairness, results speak for themselves as nine of the final 10 games ended in victory, including the FA Cup final against Chelsea last month – not that this was enough for a top-four finish of course.

Ramsey added: ‘I think that system suited us in the end, it showed with the way we finished the season and winning the cup in that formation. It suits the team, it gives us a lot more security defensively, not so suspect to counter-attacks. But also it frees players up to do more things, get into more dangerous positions. I scored a few goals at the end of the season. It allowed me to get into some dangerous positions and thankfully I put them away.’

The only regret for Ramsey is the fact the season is now coming to an end, whereas the Welsh international, on target from the penalty spot on Sunday, wishes it would continue.

‘I’m disappointed the season’s finishing. I wish it was another 10, 15 games. I’m happy with my form, so hopefully I can go into next season now with the same form.’

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