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18:51 02 July 2012

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Manchester United's Ryan Giggs

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

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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.”

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