Ramsey wants Arsenal move
Winger opts for Gunners over champions and Everton
In-demand teenager Aaron Ramsey has told Cardiff City that he wants to join Arsenal.
Cardiff have accepted £5million bids from Arsenal and Premier League rivals Manchester United and Everton.
The winger has held talks with all three clubs and has now decided upon a move to Emirates Stadium, having flown out to Switzerland to meet Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
A statement on Cardiff's official website read: "Cardiff City were informed on Friday morning that Aaron Ramsey's preferred destination this summer is at Emirates Stadium with Arsenal.
"We will now continue the dialogue with the Gunners with a view to Aaron's move being completed.
"The move unlike other options, however, does not include a loan back period at Ninian Park for the 2008/09 season."
Reports have claimed that Cardiff boss Dave Jones, and chairman Peter Ridsdale, were keen for Ramsey to join United as the Premier League champions were willing to agree a loan deal for next season.
However, Arsenal have put up the most persuasive argument for Ramsey and will now try to finalise a deal with Cardiff.
The 17-year-old has become one of the hottest properties in British football after a promising second half to last season, which culminated in a substitute's appearance in the FA Cup Final against Portsmouth.