Arsene Wenger has praised Aaron Ramsey for the way he keeps Arsenal on the front foot in matches.
The Wales international has enjoyed an injury-free run in his favoured central midfield position this season contributing three goals and five assists, including winning the stoppage time penalty that Alexis converted at Burnley to steal all three points on Sunday.
“He is an excellent player and very important for us,” Wenger told Arsenal.com. “Let’s hope he can continue that run because he is a guy who drives the team forward in a relentless way.
“He can go from the first to the last minute and has the engine to do both sides of the game and that is what we want.
“He can defend well and attack well, he can go in the box and that is why he got the penalty on Sunday because he was in the situation where he could provoke that.”
With the games coming thick and fast it’ll be interesting to see if the boss persists with playing Ramsey alongside Granit Xhaka or if the likes of Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Alex Iwobi will get game time in the centre of the park. Tonight’s match against Huddersfield will be an indicator, for sure.
While something of a marmite figure at the Emirates despite two FA Cup winning goals, there’s no doubting that the movement provided by a fit and confident Ramsey is vital to our attack when trying to pick the lock of teams who come and park the bus.