Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey: I don’t regret picking Gunners over Man United
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says he has no regrets about picking the Gunners over Manchester United in 2008
Aaron Ramsey has insisted he has no regrets about picking Arsenal over Manchester United when he left Cardiff City in 2008.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger both competed for the midfielder’s signature five years ago, with Ramsey eventually completing a £5m move to the Gunners.
The 22-year-old initially impressed for Arsenal before a challenge from Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross left the midfielder with a broken leg in February 2010.
The Wales star has struggled to match those early heights since his career-threatening injury, but despite a lack of silverware, Ramsey is happy with his decision to join Arsenal.
“The main factor in joining Arsenal was meeting with Arsene Wenger and to hear what his plans were for me,” Ramsey told the Daily Mirror.
“He has brought through so many youngsters and given them opportunities and turned them into great players.
“They flew me over there to have a meeting with him. I was overwhelmed. I was 17 and one of the best managers in the world wants to meet me face to face.
“It was definitely a hard choice to make at my age, but I’ve no regrets, I think I made the right choice.
“I felt more wanted at Arsenal, I felt the plan was better for me and they gave youngsters more opportunities. Manchester United also had a lot of midfielders at the time as well.”