Aaron Ramsey says he’s excited and optimistic about life at Arsenal under new boss Unai Emery, and has backed the Spaniard’s methods to come good as the players get more comfortable about what they’re being asked to do.
He also highlighted some of the differences between Emery and former boss Arsene Wenger, saying that the new man has much greater focus on the opposition when it comes to game preparation.
Speaking to Sky Sports before the 3-2 win over his former club, the Welshman said of the former Sevilla and PSG manager, “He’s a lot more detailed on the opposition and we are playing different styles and trying to press a lot higher up the pitch and trying to hold a higher line to win the ball back in more dangerous areas.”
It’s something others have commented on, and it is a change for players who have been so used to a manager who wanted his team to concentrate on their own strengths rather than worrying too much about what the other team were going to do.
As for life in general, Ramsey continued, “I am very excited and optimistic.
“We will get better with every game. Any time there is a change it takes a period of time to adapt and we are in that situation. We are all very positive and optimistic and we are all on board with it.
“It’s just a case of us sticking to it, becoming more comfortable, doing the things the manager wants us to do, and I am sure we will get stronger and stronger as the season goes on.
“We are very early on in the process. We will get better with every game.
“Any time there is a change it takes a period of time to adapt and we are in that situation.”
Whether the 27 year old is excited and optimistic enough to sign a new contract remains to be seen, but perhaps if he sees a side making progress and going in the right direction, it might be a factor in his decision making.