TV5: Let's win it for Rambo

Thomas Vermaelen’s turn to rally the troops in this morning’s papers and the Belgian defender reckons says are determined to win the title for Aaron Ramsey.
The Sun says Vermaelen was one of those closest to the sickening incident which left Rambo with a broken leg and said: “I saw the tackle and I heard a strange noise. Afterwards, I saw his ankle. It was not nice to see, especially when it’s a team-mate. We have to win every game now and we will do that and will do it as well for Aaron.”
The paper adds that Shawcross was still upset as he joined in his first England training session yesterday and reports that the former Manchester United centre-back plans to visit Rambo after England’s friendly against Egypt on Wednesday. Don’t bother, numbskull.
The Mancs have been rallying around one of their own as Shawcross was at United of course and Wayne Rooney revealed: “I’ve spoken to Ryan, who I played with at United, and he is upset. It was a bad injury for Ramsey but Ryan is not a dirty player and he has to move on. I am sure he will.” No, not a dirty player — just as you never shagged a gran as a teen, baldy.
And old red nose had to get involved too. Stoke’s anti-football instructor Tony Pulis told the paper: “Sir Alex still thinks a lot of Ryan after having him for so long at United. He knows him as well as I do and knows he is not the sort of player to go out to deliberately hurt anyone.
“Sir Alex had obviously seen the incident and believed, like I do, that it was an accident. He told Ryan he will get over it, even though he knows he’s hurting now.Ryan really appreciated the call and it’s given him a bit of a lift at a difficult time.”
Hmm, not as difficult as Rambo, though, eh?
The paper adds that Shawcross and Stoke have spoken to Ramsey over the last 48 hours to apologise and it is understood that the young Gunner accepted there was no malicious intent.
Wales boss John Toshack’s take: “We have been told six to nine months before he is back, and I just hope that is right. Aaron has suffered an horrific injury but I have spoken to him today and he is in decent spirits. It is a bitter blow for the player and the club. He is a vital part of this squad and we do not have the strength in depth to handle this.
“The game was on TV and I was talking to Gareth Bale on the phone when the incident happened. I was not sure for a while who it was injured, then I realised and it was a terrible feeling. Aaron is a tough guy, mentally, and very level-headed, he will handle this. Arsenal, sadly, have experience of handling these sort of injuries.”
Meanwhile fans will unveil a huge ‘Get well soon’ banner for Ramsey this weekend. An 18ft x 15ft banner showing Ramsey celebrating a goal has been commissioned and will be displayed at Saturday’s home game against Burnley.
Elsewhere the Daily Mail says we have overtaken Chelsea in the ‘rich list’ of European clubs. The Deloitte Football Money League shows us leapfrog Chelsea by recording a 7 per cent rise in revenue to £224million compared to their  £206million – a 3 per cent fall in revenue.
Dan Jones, partner in the sports business group at Deloitte, said: ‘Arsenal have the advantage in matchday income with a new 60,000-seater stadium and they made the semi-finals of both the Champions League and the FA Cup. All the English clubs were impacted by the continuing depreciation of the pound against the euro and the scale of this is shown by the fact that if exchange rates remained at their June 2007 level, United would be top of the money league table.’
Next up a tale from the Mirror which points out that former Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb is desperate to return to the Premier League – and has put Manchester City and Aston Villa on red alert.
The red top says Hleb, 28, quit Arsenal 18 months ago but was loaned out to Stuttgart this summer after failing to win a regular place at Barcelona. The Spanish giants are now ready to sell Hleb this summer – and the Belarus midfielder admits he is keen to return to England.
Hleb said: “The chances for me to stay at Stuttgart next season are zero. Barcelona will decide my future and I am open to any option. But I have shown at Arsenal that I can play in England and enjoy the Premier League.”
Ironically, Hleb quit Arsenal for Barcelona in 2008 for £12million after claiming he was homesick and did not like London. But just six months later, Hleb wrote to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, insisting he had made a mistake and pleading for another chance.
But Arsenal did not act upon Hleb’s pleas and it appears he has burnt his bridges and yet Barcelona claim there has been interest from English clubs as they look to offload him this summer for around £8m, says the paper.
Henry Norris writes in the Bugle: “That squinnying, bow-legged Belarus bag of wind now knows that once you leave the Royal Arsenal you are on a downward spiral. Good riddance!”

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