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12th Dec, 2017 | 5:12pm

Moyes admits he tried to sign 'terrific' Wenger player ahead of West Ham v Arsenal clash

Former Everton manager David Moyes has revealed that he tried to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey during his 11-year spell at Goodison Park

The current West Ham United boss said he tried to sign the 26-year-old for the Toffees from Championship side Cardiff City, but the Welshman decided to join Arsenal instead.

Moyes admitted that he is still an admirer of the player, who has gone on to achieve tremendous success during his nine-year spell at the Emirates Stadium.

“I really like Ramsey, tried to sign him at Everton before he went to Arsenal and he has turned out to be terrific,” said Moyes, as quoted by

Ramsey’s most successful season in an Arsenal shirt came in 2013/14, where he scored 16 goals in all competitions including the winner in the FA Cup final.

The Wales international has been a key player for Arsene Wenger’s side this season, scoring three goals and delivering eight assists in 15 Premier League appearances.

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Moyes was speaking at his press conference ahead of the Premier League game between his new club West Ham and Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

The Hammers will go into the match full of confidence after the 1-0 win over champions Chelsea at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Moyes’ old club Everton are going well under their new boss Sam Allardyce will face 16th-placed Newcastle United at St James’ Park on the same night.

In other Everton news, Allardyce has revealed what will get him sacked at Goodison Park.

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