Another must-win game for Arsenal, another day where Aaron Ramsey turned up for the club.
The Welsh international scored the Gunners’ opening goal against Napoli in a 2-0 win that has put the north London side one foot into the Europa League semi-finals, and it again added to the debate of ‘why are Arsenal letting Ramsey go?’
As well as Ramsey being one of the best players on the pitch for Arsenal, again, it was yet another quiet night for Mesut Ozil, who was substituted off 67 minutes, an all too familiar sight for Gunners fans, and the fact that the German is set to remain at the club for another season whilst the Welsh international walks is one of the worst player dealings the club have ever done.
Sure, Ozil fanboys will tell you that Arsenal are a much worse team without the former Real Madrid playmaker in the team, but when you sit down and watch the Gunners, you can see that the Gunners are normally better off as a team without the former German international in the starting XI.
Without Ramsey, though, Arsenal are not the fluid, stylish team we have seen countless times this season. Whenever the 28-year-old midfielder is absent from the side, the Gunners don’t look like the complete team, and his introduction more than often brings Unai Emery’s team to life.
With Ozil, Arsenal remains unspectacular. The German’s inconsistent performances have made him a divided figure in the community, and the reality is that the club are better off without the 30-year-old playmaker in the squad and off the wage bill.
Ramsey could have become an all-time great at Arsenal, but allowing him the walk on a free to Juventus is up there with one of the worst decisions the club have made that is only made worse by the fact Ozil will remain with the Gunners and live to fight another day.
Arsenal fans, should the club sell Ozil this summer? Let us know!