After a great second part of 2014/15, and a good first part of 2013/14, Aaron Ramsey says that Arsenal now have to be consistent over an entire season if they’re to stand any chance of winning the league.
The Welshman spoke to this month’s edition of FourFourTwo, and he waxed lyrical about the quality of the current Arsenal team, but warned they have to maintain good form for the duration of the upcoming Premier League campaign.
“Consistency is key,” he said. “The form we showed towards the end of last season is the form we need to show throughout the new season if we want to be challenging for the title.
“In the last few years we’ve always had half a season where we’ve been the most consistent team – it would be great if we could do that back-to-back in one season.
“I think it’s the best team we’ve had in a long while – probably the best team I’ve been involved in – and this club can get better. We’re in a very strong position to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League.”
He also paid tribute to Arsene Wenger for giving him a new contract at a time when doubts over his future were rife.
“I always knew what I was capable of doing,” he said.
“It was just trying to figure out how I could do it. The boss always believed in me. He gave me a new contract in that period and he’s always known what I could do.
“It was just a case of figuring out how to put things to the back of my mind, psychologically, with what went on with my injury. Then I quickly rediscovered my form.”