Arsenal star talks up title challenge

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has said that the North Londoners are ready to put forward a title challenge next season.

The Gunners were irresistible at times last term but in the end paid the price for inconsistency as Chelsea were crowned English champions.

Arsene Wenger’s men have strengthened this summer with the signing of Petr Cech and hopes are high that it can be a silverware-laden campaign at the Emirates Stadium in 2015-16.

Ramsey, who has play in a role on the right of Arsene Wenger’s midfield in recent times, has stated that if the Gunners get off to a good start there is every chance that they can lift the title come May.

“In the last couple of years we’ve started off well and then we’ve faded,” he told The Guardian.

“Last season we didn’t start off too well and then we finished really strongly. It’s just a case of being consistent throughout the season, which I’m sure we can do if we keep everybody fit and healthy as well. And then we’ll give it a good go.

“Chelsea were so consistent throughout the season, they didn’t really slip up and led from day one.

“I think it’s important for us to get off to a good start. I feel if we do that we’ll give it a good go.”

Ramsey has had his own injury concerns during his time in North London but has proven that he is a real asset to Arsenal when fit and firing.

The Wales international will contest a first-team place with the likes of Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere next season.