Arsene Wenger has called on Aaron Ramsey to continue to show the kind of positional discipline he showed during his man of the match performance against Chelsea in our last Premier League outing.
The Welsh international was superb, sitting closer to Granit Xhaka, and ensuring that the team had a stable defensive platform on which to build their play.
It was a far cry from the game at Anfield when he, and the whole team to be fair, were a long way off their best, and the manager has urged the 26 year old to do the same against West Brom at the Emirates tonight.
Speaking about Ramey’s Chelsea display, Wenger said, “Aaron had a disciplined performance, and that was absolutely vital for us.
“If he starts from a strong defensive position he can be dangerous against anybody. He has a huge influence going forward, we know that, and we know he can contribute to that.
“The strength in his game was of course his usual top-quality physicality, but he’s more focused on technical quality in his first touch and that makes him more dangerous.”
And with three games in six days, the manager was left bemoaning the influence of TV companies but accepted that’s just a fact of life these days.
“I think from the Doncaster game last Wednesday to Monday night, we have enough time to prepare,” he said.
“After that, from Monday to Thursday, it will be short. And especially from Thursday to Sunday. But you have to adapt. Maybe we have to make some decisions in Borisov that will give us a chance to recover between the two games.
“Television decides when you play and that’s what you have to do.”