Aaron Ramsey laughs off 'Angel of Death' rumours

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has laughed off the so-called curse that followed him early on his career in north London.

The Welsh international scored goals early on in his career against Manchester United, Marseille, Sunderland and Tottenham - however after each strike followed a high-profile death.

Amongst the list includes Apple mastermind Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston and Osama Bin Laden - prompting some to link the two together and brand Ramsey the 'Angel of Death'.


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The 24-year had a breakthrough season in 2013/14, scoring 10 times in the Premier League to put talk of a curse to bed.

Now Ramsey has moved to laugh off the claims and described them as the 'most ridiculous rumour' that he's ever heard.

He told Sport magazine: “The most ridiculous rumour I’ve heard is that people die after I score,” the 24-year-old told Sport magazine. “There have been loads of occasions where I’ve scored and somebody has died.”

“It’s just a crazy rumour. Although I took out some baddies!”


Arsenal got their Premier League season under way with a surprise 2-0 defeat against West Ham last weekend, and will be desperate to bounce back against Crystal Palace.

Speaking to the press today ahead of the game against Palace on Sunday, boss Arsene Wenger has backed his players to respond. He said: "We were defensively quite sound but we made two mistakes we paid for. We were not creative or accurate enough.

"We have shown that we have the quality to respond, so let's focus on that on Sunday. It's how you respond that makes your season."

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