Ramsey calls for new signings as Arsenal target silverware

The Welsh midfielder has backed the Gunners to challenge for honours if they can add more quality to the squad
By Dennis Mabuka

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has called on Arsene Wenger to recruit “quality” players this summer so the Gunners can challenge for trophies next season.

The north London club have not won any major silverware in eight years, though extended their run of consecutive Champions League qualifications to 17 after pipping rivals Tottenham to fourth spot last season.

But now Ramsey has called on Arsenal to build on their fourth-place finish by bolstering the first-team squad and aiming for the title.

"We had a difficult season but thank God we fought our way back to the Champions League," Ramsey told Goal.

"Tottenham gave us tough competition but finally we beat them on the tape for the Champions League slot.

"We must now start planning for next season and I know Arsene will beef up the squad with quality signings. That is the way to go and hopefully we will be able to challenge for top honours come next season.

"We need a trophy now and next season I have strong belief that Arsenal will not disappoint.

"We must end this long wait and win a trophy. We currently have a strong team and with a few additions I know we will deliver the top prize."

The 22-year-old has been in Kenya for the past week, jetting into the country on Saturday May 25, and has thoroughly enjoyed his time in the east African country.

"‘I have loved my stay here, enjoyed the wildlife at the Mara and the weather in Mombasa with my family," added Ramsey.

"This country has already produced exemplary international footballers and I have confidence that with initiatives like Ligi Ndogo, more talent is being nurtured for the future."