Search

Arsenal midfielder looking to learn from Manchester United star

18:51 02 July 2012

Manchester United

Manchester United's Ryan Giggs

EMPICS Sport

Aaron Ramsey is looking to learn from Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is hoping to play alongside Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs at London 2012.

The Welsh pair never played together for their country but have been selected in Team GB’s squad.

“It will be a good experience and a different experience to play in the Olympics, being part of a British team and playing alongside some of the English players too,” he told the club’s official site.

“And of course Ryan Giggs will be there too. He retired from international football before I got into the Wales team and he’s an absolute icon in Welsh football. He’s done it all and most players would like to play alongside him so hopefully I’ll get my chance.

“I can certainly learn from him while I’m with the Great Britain squad.”

Ramsey is understandably delighted to become an Olympic athlete, even though manager Arsene Wenger will, naturally, be hoping the Welshman remains injury free.

“I’m delighted to be a part of it,” he added. “Playing in the Olympics will be a great experience and I am looking forward to it so much. It’s fair to say that this could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“I haven’t played under Stuart Pearce before so that is something to look forward to as well. And looking at the squad of players we have I think we have a lot of quality in there.

“Now we need to work together over the next few weeks and get an understanding of each other. If we do that then I’m sure we can do well, especially with home advantage.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Islington Sports News

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista celebrates Danny Welbeck's winner against Norwich

Arsenal 1 Norwich City 0

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Although they spurned the chance to win the league title, Arsenal Under-21s still have a chance to reach the top tier of second-string football via the play-offs.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
James Harris in action for Middlesex

Middlesex seamer James Harris feels squad rotation is essential if the club are to successfully negotiate a punishing schedule during the coming weeks.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Local league players and officials at Market Road with coaches Sarah Cleary (right, front row) and Natasha Ademakinwa (second from right, back row).

Female coaches are backing a campaign to give Islington girls what they never had – a genuine opportunity to play competitive football in the borough.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Islington & Camden Under-15s

Islington & Camden Under-15s gained revenge for their English Schools Trophy defeat as they won 3-2 at Barnet and clinched the Middlesex championship with two games to spare.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Islington CC cyclists in action

Islington Cycling Club plan to celebrate their third birthday and continue their expansion by establishing a junior section later this year.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The Veras Academy squad at the EKF National Championships. Back row, left to right: Sensei Alton Brown, Sam Mrabet, Sensei Raphael Veras. Front row (l-r): Luan  Veras, Seyhan Cinar, Liam Veras, Luca Veras.

Islington-based Veras Academy secured a total haul of 10 medals – including one gold – at the English Karate Federation National Championships in Sheffield.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Arsenal Ladies' Leah Williamson

Leah Williamson has dismissed suggestions that Chelsea’s league victory over the Gunners will give them a psychological advantage when the teams clash again at Wembley.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe