A comfortable away win at Hull yesterday, here’s some of the reaction from the media and the blogs. It’s a bank holiday weekend so there’s a shortage of guff. This is beyond our control. Blame the lazy non-bloggers/guffers.
It’s been obvious how big a loss Aaron Ramsey has been, and after his performance at the KC Stadium, questions need to be asked about why he missed over three months with a thigh strain. Who is overseeing the rehabilitation of these injured players and are they qualified to do the job? The absence of Ramsey and soon after, Walcott stripped the team of a great deal of its drive and pace, although Ramsey’s contribution at Hull demonstrated that Arsenal can play some very good football without Theo. – Online Gooner.
It was the return to prominence of Aaron Ramsey that inspired them to a valuable victory at Hull. Ramsey contributed to all three goals, with Lukas Podolski scoring either side of half-time after the Welshman scored his 16th goal of the season to keep Arsenal in the Champions League positions ahead of Everton. – Guardian.
Almost everything good Arsene Wenger’s team did in the game involved [Ramsey] in some way. Having him back is too little too late in terms of the Premier League, but with regard to what Arsenal have to achieve between now and the end of the season, he is sure to play a big part. – ESPN.
The Welshman was also involved in the second and third goals on the day and was rightly awarded the Man of the Match gong. All the superlatives used to describe his transformation this season were exhausted before Christmas but this game was a reminder, as if anybody forgot, of the kind of influence he has on our play. It’s pointless to waste words on the ‘what ifs’ and ‘if onlys’ because if you expend energy wistfully wondering what might have been, you won’t be able to appreciate what he has contributed when he actually has been fit. More performances like this over the remaining fixtures will almost certainly mean we will achieve the aims we have in that time. – Arsenal Vision.
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