Gunners get Ramsey slot resmi


Arsenal have won the race to sign Cardiff City’s teenage sensation Aaron Ramsey on a long-term contract for an undisclosed transfer fee.
Manchester United, slot resmi and Everton had also been keen to sign the highly-rated Wales Under-21 international who came on a substitute as the Bluebirds lost last month’s FA Cup Final to Portsmouth.
Ramsey became the youngest ever player to represent Cardiff last year when he came on as a substitute against Hull City on April 28, aged only 16 years and 124 days.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website: “We are delighted to have signed Aaron Ramsey. “He is a young player who has shown huge potential with his performances for both Cardiff City and Wales at under-17 and Under-21 levels. “He is still only 17, but has already shown that he is a very intelligent and mature player with great quality.
“Although he mainly plays in midfield, Aaron is a versatile player and can also play across the defence. We are all looking forward to welcoming Aaron to the club for our pre-season preparations.”
Ramsey made 22 appearances for Dave Jones’ side, finding the net twice.
News from Group D – Euro 2008
Spain striker Fernando Torres has rubbished reports of a rift between himself and coach Luis Aragones.
The Liverpool forward looked unhappy and appeared to refuse to shake the hand of the veteran coach after being substituted during the second half of Spain’s 4-1 opening group win over Russia.
But Torres has denied reports of a fall-out with the hardline tactician after playing down the incident.
“There is no problem. I have spoken to the coach and know it was just another change. I have no problems with him,” he said. “It seems a shame that so much importance is placed on this when Spain won 4-1. “The rules of the dressing room that Luis taught me when I was 16 are those that have worked for me now and what is said in the dressing room stays there. “I would never make a rude gesture to a coach and the squad are completely behind him.”
Russia coach Guus Hiddink has demanded an improvement after accusing his players of giving Spain ‘gifts’ in their opening 4-1 Group D defeat.
Russia take on reigning European champions Greece in Salzburg on Saturday knowing anything other than a victory could bring a premature end to their European Championship campaign.
You could say we took our wallets out of our pockets and gave them to the Spanish team,” claimed Hiddink.
“We were too nice and gave them gifts. We were childish and naive in falling for their counter-attack ploy.
“We weren’t outplayed – we gave the game away. We need more experience and to learn very quickly.
Sweden will be without Niclas Alexandersson for Saturday’s Group D meeting with Spain after the full-back picked up a calf injury.
Coach Lars Lagerback has already seen winger Christian Wilhelmsson ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a hamstring problem picked up in the 2-0 victory over Greece on Tuesday.
Veteran full-back Alexandersson strained a calf muscle late in the same game but is expected to miss only one group game.
“Had it been a more serious strain my Euro would have been over,” he admitted.
“Having the opportunity to return is a good feeling. Hopefully our tournament will be a long one too.”
“For most of the players it’s their first appearance in a major tournament.”

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