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RAMSEY EYES UP CHANCE OF A TREBLE.

Byline: Terry Phillips

WALES star Aaron Ramsey is dreaming of treble joy in the final months of the season.

Caerphilly kid 'Rambo' believes Wales can beat England at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday - and he's also backing Arsenal to snatch the Premier League title and the Bluebirds for automatic promotion.

"It's all still on," says Ramsey. "There is every chance - and I'd love to see it."

On the England game, Ramsey says: "It would mean so much to both Welsh football fans and every player if we can beat England.

"That's what we are aiming for, we'll give it everything we've got and we have the players to achieve that."

The England match is Ramsey's first for his country since November when he starred in a 3-0 victory over Scotland, his double leg fracture keeping him out of action for a year.

"Hopefully I can prove against England that I am back to where I was and play well," he says.

"Playing against England is special - different to other matches. "We all want to play at our best in these games and my aim is to show what I am capable of and contribute to a special day for Wales. "Personally, I am looking to the future and what I can do the rest of this season for Wales and Arsenal.

"I want to play a lot more matches and show what I am capable of, to prove you can come back from a serious injury and still be the same player you were.

"Before my injury I was just starting to kick on and had started six or seven games on the bounce.

"I felt ready to make a real impact, but these things happen. It happened to me.

"Now I have to bounce back to my best and I have confidence in my ability to play week-in, week-out."

Ramsey is now back in Arsenal contention - starting against West Brom last Saturday - as the Gunners chase leaders Manchester United for the Premier League title.

Arsenal lost to United in the FA Cup quarter-final, were beaten in the Carling Cup final by Birmingham City and fell to Barcelona in the Champions League.

All those defeats came in the last few weeks, but Ramsey insists: "We are still optimistic and positive about the season.

"Manchester United are top and five points in front of us, but we have a game in hand and still have to play them at home. We will keep going and see how things go, but we have every chance."

And Ramsey is upbeat about the chances of Cardiff City joining Arsenal in the Premier League next season.

Queens Park Rangers are racing away at the top of the Championship, but the Bluebirds are still right in the hunt to snatch that second automatic promotion place.

Ramsey made six appearances for his first club during a month-long loan spell at Cardiff in February - and admits it was a great experience.

"I thoroughly enjoyed living at home for a month and playing for Cardiff," he says.

"It went well for me and we were unbeaten in the six games I played - four wins and two draws."

Since his departure, City have only taken two points from the last 12 to slip off the pace set by Norwich and Swansea.

But Ramsey says: "From what I have heard, Cardiff's performances have been good, but they are not quite getting the results they deserve.

"City are still in the hunt and they have every chance of going on a run.

"If they can do that then a top-two finish is still well within reach.

"Cardiff have fantastic quality in their team and, for me, they should do well over the last nine matches.

"I feel they will be in the mix for automatic promotion."

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* Aaron Ramsey is hoping to help his Wales team-mates, pictured in training yesterday, beat England in the Euro 2012 qualifier on Saturday * A relaxed Aaron Ramsey with team-mates Craig Bellamy, James Collins and Danny Gabbidon during the Wales training session yesterday
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Mar 23, 2011
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