Arsenal beat United in race to sign £5 million midfielder

Arsenal have beaten Manchester United in the race to sign Cardiff midfielder Aaron Ramsey. Both clubs had bids of £5 million accepted for the 17-year old last week but it is now thought that Arsene Wenger has won the race to sign Ramsey. (the sun)

The Welsh under-21 international has impressed whilst playing for the FA Cup finalists this season. He made a total of 22 appearances for the Championship outfit last season, most of which came as a substitute. It is believed the influence of Wenger had a large part in Ramsey's decision to join Arsenal.

I am personally very excited by the prospect of Ramsey playing in the Premier League. There is no doubt he has a lot of talent and to pay £5 million for such a young player obviously means that Ferguson and Wenger think a lot of him.