Welsh wonder Aaron Ramsey has hailed his Arsenal club captain Cesc Fabregas for aiding his development as he prepares to face Euro 2008 finalists Germany on Wednesday. The 18 year old former Cardiff City forward has yet to start a Premier League game for the Gunners since arriving in June 2008, coming off the substitutes' bench on seven occasions as well as featuring regularly for Arsene Wenger's side in cup competitions. And Ramsey is quick to praise Spanish international Fabregas for the part he has played in helping him cope with the pressures of top-class football. “He is a great help, the best midfield player I have faced, and it prepares me for this next step,” he said. Wales’ qualifying campaign is now all but over following a 2-0 home defeat to Finland on Saturday, in which Ramsey featured as a 56th minute substitute. But the youngster, who will hoping to make only his second start for his country against the Germans at the Millennium Stadium, remains optimistic about the future for John Toshack's side. “I am aware of what the Wales fans want from me, but I do not think or worry about that," he said. “I believe things are looking up for Welsh football. There is a good batch of young players and hopefully we can continue to improve.” The new issue of FourFourTwo is out now, featuring: • Interviews with Kaka, Arshavin, Terry, Motty, Stam, Dave Mackay & the Chuckle Brothers • The Top 50 Football League Players • Football’s Top 20 Hoaxes • The Best Youth Team Ever • Inside The Damned United • Swansea vs Cardiff Plus a FREE 36-page England supplement ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter
31 March 2009
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