Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey seeks Swansea redemption

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey spent a loan spell with Cardiff last season

Arsenal's former Cardiff midfielder Aaron Ramsey hopes they can bounce back from their 8-2 defeat by Manchester United when they face Swansea on Saturday.

The Wales captain will line up for the Gunners against the first Welsh club to play in the Premier League.

"We want to put things right because of our last result," said Ramsey.

But Ramsey, who began his career with Cardiff, says there is no extra significance attached to the match.

"I take every game the same. I will be going into it in the same attitude and hoping to get three points," he said.

Ramsey joined Arsenal from Cardiff in June 2008 but returned to south Wales for a loan spell with the Bluebirds last season as part of his recovery from a horrendous broken leg suffered in February, 2010.

During his brief loan spell, Ramsey featured in Cardiff's 1-0 win over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in February.

But ultimately it was Swansea, not Cardiff, who achieved promotion to the Premier League following victory in the Championship play-offs.

"I saw last season when I played against them [Swansea] for Cardiff that they are a good footballing team," said Ramsey.

"They like to pass the ball so it will be a good footballing game, but hopefully we can come out on top and we get all three points."

Brendan Rodgers' side are still seeking their first goal in the Premier League and have yet to win this season.

Their two previous home games - against Wigan and Sunderland - ended goalless although Rodgers has said his team have shown they are competitive in the Premier League.

Saturday's game at the Emirates Stadium will be Arsenal's first match since the humiliation at Old Trafford.

He said: "Hopefully we [can] put in another really good performance and get back on winning ways."

Ramsey has recently spent time in the company of three Swansea players while on international duty with Wales.

The 21-year-old captained a Wales side against England at Wembley which included Swansea defenders Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor.

Another Swansea player who was a member of the squad for the England and Montenegro games was midfielder Joe Allen.

Ramsey is well aware of Allen's talents, having played alongside him for the Welsh Under-21 side.

"He's a great player," said Ramsey. "He's showed the qualities that he has and I'm sure he'll be looking forward to it as much as I am."

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