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Ramsey on Arteta and PL race

Aaron Ramsey has insisted Mikel Arteta was always destined to become an elite-level manager.

“You could always see Arteta had the knowledge, intensity and desire to be a manager one day," Ramsey said. "He has been brilliant for Arsenal. I would have loved to win the Premier League while I was there and I am rooting for the current side to go on and achieve it.

“They’ve signed good players this summer, they’re back in the Champions League and they’re in a good place. Hopefully, they can go one step further. I remember Arteta came through the Welsh set-up and we had a couple of conversations while he was doing it.”

Ramsey also revealed how Arteta admitted he regrets not earning any coaching badges earlier while opening up about his own managerial ambitions. He added: “He (Arteta) said to me at the time that he wished he’d done his badges earlier as he saw the game differently after finishing those sessions.

“You see football from a new perspective and that can only help. I think I want to stay in the game when I finish and maybe one day I will go into management. But for the moment, I am fully focused on playing and I have many more years left.”

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