Rambo justifies his place

Aaron Ramsey has endured mixed fortunes since arriving at Arsenal as an 18-year-old from Cardiff City back in 2008.

His heights include captaining his country and scoring the winner a few years back against Manchester United, with his lows being his horrific injury as well as his uncertain squad status.

After a few loan spells away and a full return to fitness, this season could prove to one of high stakes for the young Welshman at the Emirates Stadium.

With the signing of Santi Cazorla as well as the return of Abou Diaby and the pending comeback of Jack Wilshere, Ramsey finds his place in the squad far from certain, never mind the first team.

And while many Gooners around the country would have raised an eyebrow after seeing his name in the starting line-up to face Manchester City on Sunday, the 21-year-old proved his worth.

Rambo justified his inclusion in the starting 11 with an impressive display in his favoured number 10 role in what was arguably one of his best games for the club.

He kept the ball well, looked keen to receive the ball at any time and his passing was brilliant.

Rambo could have had a couple of assists to his name as well had things gone his was and in particular if Gervinho would have been able to hit a barn door.

The Ivorian displayed an ugly first touch after being played in beautifully by Ramsey with the scores at 0-0.

As well as putting in a good shift, Rambo completed the full 90 minutes, something which he has found hard to come by in recent times.

We’ll have to wait to see whether or not he keeps his place in the side, I imagine he’ll be a sure starter in the League Cup match with Coventry City this week, unless Arsene Wenger has bigger things in mind for him with the Chelsea clash looming.

Either way, Rambo put in a great performance yesterday and let’s hope that he can keep his form going.

Matt Cotton

3 Responses to Rambo justifies his place

  1. MOSES September 25, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Whats the obsession with Ramsey,he just aint consistent enough.His place should be on the bench, atleast for now.

  2. September 25, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Couldn't agree more. I sincerely hope he is at last picking up from where he left off before that horrific injury.
    I too raised an eyebrow at the starting line up but Rambo was little short of excellent.
    He wasn't the fastest out there but his speed of thought more than compensated. What a peach of a pass to put Gerv through and if the latter had any comp[osure that could have been goal of the season.

  3. JJ September 25, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    I don't understand either, maybe I watched a different game…Rambo is a nice guy, but he gave the ball away a lot, ran around like a headless chicken…the guys at the Guardian also seemed to think he had a good game, I just don't get it. I mean, I know he's one of our few British players and is obviously a very promising talent…but does it mean we should see genius whenever he touches the ball? Let's be honest, with Gervinho and Ramsey starting against City we were simply never going to win this game. Would have been interesting to see how the Ox would have fared on the right, with his pace, trickery and direct play…oh hang on…I'm actually calling for a winger to play in a winger position…what am I thinking?!

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