Mertesacker backing ‘magnificent’ Ramsey to continue good form

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While Mesut Ozil has rightly drawn plaudits in the last few weeks for the quality of his performances, Aaron Ramsey has quietly continued his good form this season.

The Welsh international has three goals and six assists to his name so far this campaign, creating two goals in the recent 5-0 win over Huddersfield.

The 26 year old’s energy and workrate have become increasingly important in midfield, but the fact he’s contributing so regularly to goals is a positive.

Staying fit has been a big part of that, and club captain Per Mertesacker believes Ramsey is almost back to his best.

“Aaron Ramsey made two of our goals against Huddersfield,” he said. “He’s fully fit and he makes a huge physical contribution to our play, which everyone knows he’s capable of.

“When Aaron’s fit, he’s magnificent. He’s been efficient lately and is really coming back to his best.

“Aaron’s contributions in the final third were impressive but in the final half hour, I thought that was replicated by the whole team. That’s what we’re capable of, and that’s what we want to see more of.”

The Gunners face a stiffer test today when they host Man Utd, and another good Ramsey performance would be very welcome against a team which are strong in midfield.

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NelsonCOYG
NelsonCOYG

On his day he is one of our best players, no doubt.

Seems xhaka is getting used to his role when beside Ramsey, however, i do worry that with the right tactics they could be very exploitable.

Sanchez up front with welbeck in behind please ?

Let’s crush moaninho and the rest of the scum COYG

foreverinourshadows
foreverinourshadows

We must be watching the wrong player, I still see a player who is ill disciplined, misses chances, keeps the ball too long, and someone who isn’t good enough for Arsenal

DontForget
DontForget

The Welsh Jesus rises again…

Flummoxed
Flummoxed

Time for Rambo to draw first blood.

Mein Bergkampf

Not overly related to the article but I wanted to comment on Phillipe Auclair’s comments on the podcast about the “Wenger out” brigade becoming quickly silent. Unfortunately, in times of perceived prosperity, there is simply no point in expressing ourselves. I’ve been called poisonous, a fake fan and toxic in the past few weeks alone and of course that hurts given my love for the club and everyone associated with Arsenal.

I would never dream of posting a comment or a tweet that was personally derogatory, as many chose to so when they respond to me, and it’s a shame that we live in a time where opinions are so polarised that people with perfectly reasoned views are shouted down and accused of disloyalty. The reason we remain quiet is not that we have been once again taken under the spell of Wenger but that the apparent offensiveness of our opinions means we feel increasingly disconnected with our club and it’s fans.

Anyway, COYG. Hoping for a sad, miserable Jose come 7pm.

Goonerrific
Goonerrific

I think now is the perfect time to get behind the club and the boss.

The comedy value of the “outbrigade” is that you don’t realise that no one at Arsenal is listening to you, and most the fans are bored of the same old rhetoric. It’s only fuelled by sp*rs fans laughing at how disjointed we are as a fan base.

The truth is a very small handful of managers in the world have experienced success at the levels of AW, and its short sighted to just shout Wenger out every 5 minutes.

It appears that the club are finally getting people and processes in place to allow for this overdue transition, but make no mistake it’s because they think it’s the right time, not because the knobs on Arsenal TV have been screaming it for 10 years.

Goonerink
Goonerink

It is quite offensive to call for someone’s head who is showing they may not deserve it. I think the whole club knows wengers tenure is coming to an end soon, getting rid of him prematurely without the club being stable would be disastrous. We are indeed in a results based business and people want instant success but booting wenger wouldn’t guarantee those, in fact it has more chance of de-stabilising the club… We aren’t West ham fighting relegation so we get an expert relaxation fighting manager in, we are arsenal and only the best should be good enough for us.

That said who complains when they’re winning?

PB70
PB70

Perceived prosperity? Spell of Wenger? Great spin. If u wish to continue complaining, do so and suck it up when you get shouted down while we win. Us on the other side who don’t berate the manager or players (Ramsey comes to mind) have our fair share of abuse when we lose. There is no reason for you to keep quiet..personal attacks are done in a very sly way at times and you sound like you’ve mastered it.

Lets hope we do well tonight…and if not, you’ll at the very least get to tell us lot who are easily put under spells by Albus Wenger how wrong we are. It’s a win-win for you. Good times.

Flummoxed
Flummoxed

Personally, I’m happy to see Wenger serve out his contract, but I see the position you’re in and appreciate the sentiment. I can live with disagreement, but the potential for abuse often makes me hesitate before participating in discussions. That being said I dare anyone to challenge my desperate hope for a despondent Mourinho come this evening.

Jimbo Jones
Jimbo Jones

Good honest comment. We’re all entitled to our opinions and that is without fear of abuse.

I’m a huge admirer of Wenger and its good to see the players fighting for him and the club at least in the very recent matches. I personally believe he should have left several times already but I can tolerate and support him seeing out his contract so long as the club is acting in a way that sets us up for success in the long term and that there is a plan to transition in place I.e. the recent appointments etc.

There are many fans who have probably supported us only since Wenger who I suspect have never been to the stadium who sometimes confuse loyalty to the man with support for the club and that is dangerous. Most of the diehard fans who travel home and away I know are of the opinion he should go and are largely respectful of their opinions. I was a ‘Wenger loyalist’ (what a turn of phrase!) through many of the really bad years and have to say its the AKB fans that are the most abusive; I’ve assumed it’s because they are keyboard warriors in a different timezone watching only highlight reels who don’t have to deal with the reality of what the club has lowered its level to

ronaldo
ronaldo

always been a BIG fan of ramsey, top TOP player

Pedant
Pedant

Come on Aaron, make Mourinho sad for us.

Tas Gunner
Tas Gunner

please rambo,channel your fa cup final self today! fingers firmly crossed.

Andy Mack
Andy Mack

He certainly has been on better form recently, but he’s still misplacing too many passes and missing too many scoring opportunities.
It’s great that he’s making the ‘assist’ passes and that he gets into the scoring positions but a bit of scoring confidence and he’d be our top scorer by now. Fingers crossed that today’s the day and he scores 3.

Ivan Parasite
Ivan Parasite

Sometimes, before you get your goals,u missed a lot but u nid to kip trying. There are always people will keep u down like Andy Mack, but Rambo, we are behind u..

Andy Mack
Andy Mack

I’m not trying to ‘keep him down’ at all. Just pointing out that he’s playing well but hasn’t hit anywhere near the form which gave him the ‘Welsh Jesus’ title.
He’s missing his shots less often than Alexis but Alexis has been off form for quite a long time (18 months or so), however they are similar in that they put in the effort even when they aren’t on form.

ramgooner
ramgooner

Wales are not in the WC. Definitely we will see a more committed Ramsey this season. That means he will go into all duels without hesitation.

Ben
Ben

I don’t want to jinx it but usually, when Ramsey finally hit peak form, he gets injured. Let’s cross our fingers he won’t

Mistafi
Mistafi

what is with the “not wanting to but will do it the f*** anyway”!!!!

Alex
Alex

I hope “magnificent” Ramsey will remember there is another guy in the midield called Xhaka who needs his help to cover the defense against United…

Mistafi
Mistafi

Exactly. There is 2/3rd of the pitch remaining that he needs to concentrate on as well. If he does that he’s among the best in the world.

ronaldo
ronaldo

he,s been our best player over the last few seasons, great, GREAT PLAYER

Gooner
Gooner

Come on arron+!!!!!

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi

Rambo is going to draw the first blood against the Red Devils. 2-1 to the Arsenal.