Arsenal supporters have been in fine voice in recent times after seeing their side stretch their winning run in all competitions to six games with victory in midweek.
Unai Emery’s men went into their encounter with Championship side Brentford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night having won four on the spin in the Premier League, alongside getting their Europa League campaign off to a winning start last week. And the Gunners cruised to a routine win at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday as a brace from Danny Welbeck alongside an Alexandre Lacazette inspired Emery’s side to a 3-1 success, with Alan Judge’s second half effort proving to be nothing more than a consolation for the Bees.
As such, there have been many satisfied Arsenal fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom are likely to be intrigued by recent comments from The Daily Mirror’s Chief Football Writer John Cross, who believes that Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey ‘deserves more respect’ for what he has done during his time in North London.
Piers – I love you but you get it so wrong on Ramsey IMO. Scorer of winning goals in two FA Cup finals, prolific scorer from midfielder, ten years… yeah, I’d say brilliant. I think he deserves more respect.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) September 28, 2018
And while several Arsenal fans are relatively unfazed at the prospect of Ramsey leaving the club in the near future, what with a new deal reportedly no longer on the table and his current deal set to expire in the summer, Cross’ verdict on the Gunners career of the 27-year-old is very accurate indeed.
Ultimately, it may have taken a little bit of time for the Wales international to get things going at the Emirates Stadium following his move from Cardiff City back in 2008, with injuries certainly restricting him, but there is little doubting that he has become a hugely influential player at the North London giants.
The midfielder has scored 59 goals and laid on 59 assists in 338 appearances for the Gunners in the last decade or so, scoring at least ten goals in three seasons at the club, and helping them win three FA Cup crowns during that time.
Yes, he hasn’t always shown the level of consistency needed to be compared to the top players in the Premier League, but he has come up with key goals at key times for the club, bagging in their FA Cup final victory over Hull City back in 2014, before doing the same again three years later against Chelsea at the national stadium.
And in scoring 11 goals and laying on 12 assists for the Gunners last term, thus meaning that no other Arsenal player directly contributed to more goals than the Welshman, it’s evident that he has been a vital player for the North London club, and is certainly one they will miss.
Thus, Cross’ verdict on the 27-year-old is very accurate indeed in that he does deserve ‘more respect’ for his time at the Emirates Stadium, which looks set to be coming to an end in the near future.
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