Aaron Ramsey spoke with pride after capping another fine performance with his sixth goal of the season against Marseille. The Welsh midfielder scored with only three minutes remaining on the clock to make it 2-0 although he did give away a (harsh) penalty which Jordan Ayew despatched to reduce the deficit.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the 22-year-old reflected on the importance of the win and his own fine form.
“Its a tough group and it was important to get three points. I got on the scoresheet here two years ago and like then we got an important win.
“It was a difficult night, the pitch wasn’t too good. It was sticky and slow and our rhythm suffered a bit. It was quite difficult but we kept trying to do what we wanted to.
“I’m happy with the way I’m playing at the moment, I’m confident and getting into positions and I’m putting them away at the moment. I’ve been in the positions before but I lacked the composure.
“I think its important to keep the run going, that’s ten away wins in a row and hopefully we can keep that run going.”
On playing alongside Mesut Ozil, he continued: ”He’s a class player. The things he does and the way he caresses the ball and picks passes is second to none. We’re delighted to have him here.”
Arsene Wenger added about Ramsey’s recent goal-scoring record: ”It’s outstanding and that’s linked with confidence. Now every time he’s in a good position he scores. Scoring goals goes in cycles.
“I believe that it was important for us not to give the first goal away,” continued the boss as he analysed the win.
“Marseille were excellent in the first half and we were timid. They dropped in the second half and we took advantage. We start with three points and that’s good.
“We have all these players who can make something special. I knew it would be a difficult game, a passionate crowd, Valbuena was excellent and they’re a good side who can beat anybody.
“Walcott scored the most difficult of the chances he’s had since the start of the season. He’ll take confidence and I’m sure he’ll continue to score.”11,930 views