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Ramsey happy with new deal
01 Jun 2010 - 14:15:47
Arsenal have handed a new long-term contract to teenage midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Ramsey, who is currently recovering from a horrific broken leg injury, is believed to have penned a new five-year contract with the Gunners.
The 19-year-old had made 29 appearances in all competitions during a breakthrough campaign last season before suffering a double leg break in a Premier League game against Stoke City in February.
The injury was initially thought to be career-threatening before Ramsey was given the all-clear following emergency surgery.
"I'm very happy here at Arsenal, it's a great club and I've learned a lot since I've been here," he told the club's official website.
"Every player wants to play in a team where they can play football and I feel that this is the way it should be played, so that's one of the reasons I signed a new contract.
"I think I can still develop my game a lot and I'm in the right place to do that with the support of the manager and also a squad of very talented players.
"I'm convinced the next few years will be a time where my career kicks on to a new level, it's an exciting time to be part of the club."
Ramsey joined the Gunners from Cardiff City in 2008 and has won 11 full caps for Wales during his time at the north London club.
Recent reports suggested the teenager could be back in action towards the end of the calendar year.