Aaron Ramsey blasts Arsenal’s ‘totally unacceptable’ start to the season

Wales captain also looks ahead to Switzerland clash, insisting there is a new found belief amongst the national squad following last month's victory over Montenegro

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has blasted his side's start to the Premier League season as "totally unacceptable".

The Gunners have found themselves in crisis following the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri from the Emirates this summer, with the north Londoner’s misery compounded by the 8-2 away defeat to Manchester United and last weekend’s 2-1 loss to rivals Tottenham.

Arsene Wenger’s side currently find themselves in 15th place in the league, a position which Ramsey does not believe a club of Arsenal’s stature should be in.

Speaking to reporters, Ramsey said: "Arsenal are one of the top clubs in England and where we are at the moment is totally unacceptable."

The Welsh midfielder turns his attention to international duty on Friday evening where he is set to captain his country in their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland, and Ramsey insists there is a belief amongst the national squad as they look to build on last month’s victory over Montenegro.

"Belief is the main difference [following last month's games]. There is a belief we can actually compete against this sort of opposition,” he continued.

"Montenegro had done really well to be in their position in the group and against England we should have had a result. We have always had the ability but it is about being more consistent and hopefully we can start to pick up a few more points.

"Switzerland are a good team with a chance of qualifying so they will come out and give everything, but we will concentrate on ourselves and hopefully build on what we have done in the last few performances, keep the progression going and pick up a few wins.

"Our target now is to finish as high as possible and hopefully we can build in every game before the World Cup qualifiers next year."