Emirates star is happier playing for country.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is happier playing for Wales than for his club after the dreadful start the Gunners have made to the season.
The 20-year-old welcomes the distraction offered by international football and will lead his country out to face Switzerland tonight.
“It’s been a difficult time for my club,” Ramsey said. “It’s been quite frustrating so far with the performances we’ve shown in the last few games.
But hopefully that can turn around pretty quickly.
“Arsenal, at the moment, are under a lot of pressure and we haven’t produced the results that we know we are capable of doing; everybody is surprised by that.
“For Wales, we are still learning and progressing and that is going along nicely.
“But obviously Arsenal are one of the top clubs in Europe and to be where we are at the moment is not acceptable.”
Meanwhile, Ramsey’s new club team-mate, Mikel Arteta, will not try and emulate the man he replaced at the Emirates, Cesc Fabregas.
Arteta has made a promising start to his Emirates Stadium career but knows his limitations and feels he cannot perform at the same level as playmaker who was sold to Barcelona.
“I am not here to replace Cesc and I would be wrong to try that,” said Arteta. “Cesc was the best player at Arsenal and one of the top three in the Premier League.
“I have no aim to become that. My target is simply to try to reach my highest level as a player and to help the team.
“Cesc was at Arsenal for seven years. I have been here for a few weeks. If I try to be equal to or better than him, I would be confusing myself.
“We’re different personalities with a different style. I must find my own way to do well for Arsenal.”