Ramsey eyeing United scalp to cap off good week

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Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal will face Manchester United in buoyant mood on Saturday after two wins in four days consolidated their position in the top four.

The Gunners followed up Sunday’s last-gasp win at Burnley with a 5-0 hammering of newly-promoted Huddersfield Town at the Emirates; their 15th consecutive win at home, stretching back to April.

Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring early on, before Mesut Ozil came to the fore assisting Olivier Giroud and Alexis before netting himself. Giroud, a half time substitute, helped himself to a brace in the closing stages.

Speaking after the match, Ramsey reserved praise for the German and the pressure applied by the visitors.

“He [Ozil] was out of the Burnley game, so his batteries were recharged. He put in a fantastic performance tonight.

“Full credit to Huddersfield because they made it difficult for us to break them down, but it was nice to go into half-time with the 1-0 lead. We upped the tempo in the second half, created many opportunities and we were clinical.

“We came away from a very tough game against Burnley on Sunday, so I think that may have played a part in us being a bit sloppy in the first half but we overcome it. We got in at half-time with the lead and we took full advantage of that.”

He added: “We wanted to take advantage of being at home and we did that again. It was another three points and hopefully we can go into the game at the weekend full of confidence, and hopefully it will be a very good week for us.”

A win against second-place United on Saturday evening would take the Gunners to within a point of Jose Mourinho’s side.

More importantly, it would probably also make the Portuguese git a bit sad, so that’s why we should try particularly hard not to play like a bag of dicks when they park the bus.

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