Aaron Ramsey has become accustomed to the Wembley wining habit, and Sunday’s lifting of the Community Shield with the 1-0 win over Chelsea completed the sixth consecutive time the Gunners have prevailed at the home of English football. From the stuttering penalties win against Wigan Athletic in the 2014 FA Cup semi-final and subsequent lifting of the FA Cup against Hull City that year, Arsenal have gone on to beat Manchester City in last season’s Community Shield match, followed by the 2015 FA Cup semi-final win over Reading, and then the 4-0 FA Cup Final mauling of Aston Villa in May. Seeing off Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea last weekend, Ramsey believes the Gunners can build on this success.

” It’s just quite a successful place for us in recent times, so hopefully we can keep the habit that we’ve got. It’s been a few games since we’ve lost here so hopefully we can just continue building on ” he said. Ramsey was at his early season best where the Gunners backed up their stunning match winning goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a solidity and a defensive resolve that bodes well for the new Premier League season.

” We’ve definitely had to sit in at times today, you know I think we’ve learned over the years how to sort of play against the bigger teams and sometimes you have to to that and invite them on and get them on the counter attack, it has to to be done. They’ve done that ever so well against us in the past, sort of we’ve used different techniques to get a result.”

If the sum of the parts is equal to the whole, then 21 year old Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goal has encapsulated the belief of this young Arsenal side, who many tip for great success this time around. Ramsey agrees.

” You definitely sense that this team is ……. something has clicked into place and everybody knows what they’re doing. We’re going in the right direction. We feel confident that we can go on and win games and we’ve shown that now and hopefully we can take that into the new season, have a good start, keep everybody fit and have a chance.” Against Chelsea, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin were the embodiment of what Arsenal will need to do when the match circumstances dictate it.

The arrival of Petr Cech has been arguably the summer transfer move of significance. Mourinho previously stood in the path of Demba BA when a deal had virtually been done with Arsenal for the striker, and would not have willingly sanctioned the Cech move to any rival, let alone a London rival for the Premier League title. Roman Abramovich allowing Cech to join the Gunners could prove to be monumental accepts Ramsey.

” He’s obviously a top class goal keeper with a lot of experience and that’s what he’s brought. He’s made a couple of good saves today, and over the course of the season hopefully he can save us a few points.

” It’s important to just go into the start of the season, focus on these games, get off to a good start because that’s what we lacked last season. If we do that, keep everyone fit, we’ll have a good chance, because you know we have to get off to a good start because last season we saw how strong Chelsea were thorough out the season. They stayed top for practically the whole season.

Hopefully, we really can have a successful season, the competition is good and we have a lot of quality and strength and depth now,” continued the former Wales captain who has been continually backed by Arsene Wenger, ands he welcomes the pressure of continued silverware expectations at the Emirates.

” I think there’s always pressure on Arsenal until the end to win trophies, so it’s nothing new to us as players. We know what we’re capable of doing. We have a great team a great squad, so we’re just excited as well about what the season may hold for us. We all feel confident, ” says the 24 year old.

Ramsey and his team mates will hope to get the first Premier League win of the 2015/16 season when West Ham United arrive at the Emirates in Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off.