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Gunners legend Ramsey tips ex-club to take next step and win Premier League

AARON RAMSEY reckons Arsenal are primed to take the next step and win the Premier League.

The Gunners last lifted the top-flight trophy in their Invincibles season of 2003-04 – under boss Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal beat Manchester City in Sunday’s Community Shield after a penalty shootout

Ramsey delivered three FA Cups for Arsenal in an 11-year Gunners career and reckons Arteta’s men can land more silverware

But Mikel Arteta’s side qualified for the Champions League after finishing second last term and Emirates legend Ramsey says they can now kick on.

Arsenal have spent £204.5million on Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber so far this summer and won the Community Shield by beating Manchester City in Sunday’s penalty shootout at Wembley.

And Rambo, 32, said: “You’ve seen their intent for this year as well by getting players in early.

“The calibre of the players that they’ve brought in is really good.

“You can’t deny they’ve taken a huge step forward and hopefully now they can go that extra bit further and really have a go at trying to win the league again. 

“They’ll be better having gone through last season, when they got so close.”

Arsenal held an eight-point lead over eventual champions Manchester City in March but could not sustain their title challenge.

Now at Cardiff, Ramsey won three FA Cups in an 11-year Gunners career from 2008 to 2019.

He added: “They had an unbelievable season last year.

“To be back in the Champions League, having finished second to arguably one of the best teams ever in the Premier League, is no mean feat.

“It’s going to be great to see Champions League football back at the Emirates.

“Hopefully they can have a bit of a go in that.

“There are obviously still a lot of people that I know at that club and speak to from time to time. I’m delighted to see them back up there competing again.”

Arsenal kick-off their Prem season at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.