Unai Emery has started Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey together in four out of the club’s six Premier League games this season and the fans are keen to see more of the midfield partnership. Neither of them looking very settled together in Emery’s system yet but that it destined to change the more they feature.
It’s an absolute myth that Ozil and Ramsey can’t play together. RAMZIL is a class duo, one of the best around. They have a telepathic understanding on the pitch.
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 25 September 2018
Ramsey and Ozil are two class midfielders who are both capable of winning games on their own on their day. However, with recent performances failing to convince some people of that these fans have come together to defend the duo and call for them to be given more time to adapt to the system with each other. Because Emery plays a 4-2-3-1, one of the two is always forced wide and it’s just about managing who will drift to the flank.
Of course, Mesut Ozil won the World Cup as a left-winger playing for Germany in 2014 but that doesn’t necessarily mean he should be shoehorned into being the man going wide. With Alexandre Lacazette up front, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the man going wide left, leaving a spot on the right and with one of either Ozil or Ramsey filling it, it’s not surprising to see the pair’s form dropping as they adapt.
You can see what the fans make of Ramsey and Ozil here:
When Ramsey plays as a central midfielder and Özil at 10. Any other way and it doesn’t work.
— Jama (@Jama_35) September 25, 2018
Ramsey is better on the wing than ozil. He did a decent job there in wengers time and has the legs to run
— GOAT Wenger (@GoatWenger) September 25, 2018
Spot on bro. 433 4312 needed. Ramsey needs to be played in the midfield imo.
— Abhi (@Abhimeyang) September 25, 2018
Ramsey and Ozil played together as 8 and 10 last season not as 10 and 11
— Durojaiye Henry (@HenryDurojaiye) September 25, 2018
It’s not a very good duo when they’re not in their best positions… Rambo needs to be at CM as a box to box midfielder and Ozil needs to be at CAM, were also lacking pacy wingers that can carry the ball. We look too one dimensional.
— Waseem Ahmed (@Wasi_03) 25 September 2018
I agree, they 100% can play together, they just haven't quite nailed down how to do it in this system yet
— Nate Smith (@nws13) September 25, 2018
The fans are keen to see the squad adapt to Emery’s style as soon as possible so they can get the best out of Ramsey and Ozil together.