Arsene Wenger hailed the performance of Aaron Ramsey as the Welshman shone in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa today, and that the time he spent playing on the right has made him a better player in the centre of midfield.
Since moving back into the middle, Ramsey has played three games, scored twice and got two assists to his name. Today, he began and ended the move for the Gunners second goal, and there’s no question he’s added some dynamism and threat from midfield, something that drew praise from his manager today.
“He had an outstanding performance today,” said Wenger. “I think of course he is naturally more of a central midfielder and I pushed him out wide for a while because I believe we have seen many times that when players are pushed against the line they need to shorten their technique.
“When they come back into the middle again, they are better players.”
The manager also had some words of praise for Olivier Giroud after his 14th goal of the season set Arsenal on their way to victory.
“I believe he is at the top of his game and he is questioned sometimes. Finally, the numbers get people to realise he is a good player.
“He has improved, his link play is better and when we have the option for a long ball he is a very interesting option.”