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Ramsey hits back at Scholes over Arsenal criticism

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has taken aim at Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.

Scholes claimed on TV that the Gunners lacked character, fight and discipline - and that they played 'tippy-tappy' football.

"It was a bit strange," the midfielder told the Daily Star of Scholes' outburst. "This season we have been solid defensively.

"There are a lot of leaders in the team, who are hungry to win. Mikel (Arteta), Per (Mertesacker), and people like myself, Jack (Wilshere) and (Lukas) Podolski - all of us are very passionate and leaders on the pitch who help each other.

"I think it is just because we haven't won anything for a while and people are just looking for things to say. Sometimes things just come out of your mouth."

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