Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed midfielder Aaron Ramsey after he put on yet another match-winning performance yesterday during the club’s 3-0 victory over his former-side Cardiff City.
The Welshman gave The Gunners the lead in the first-half before settling the game with yet another goal in second-half stoppage time.
Ramsey’s brace helped extend Arsenal’s lead at the top of the table to seven points, with Liverpool and Chelsea both playing later today, and after the game, Wenger hailed his performance as ‘phenomenal’.
“He was phenomenal,” said Arsenal boss Wenger. “He keeps surprising me. He has matured as a player and as a person.
“He can still develop. When you see the improvement in him in the last two years then why should he stop now?”
“It’s a special pressure when you come back to your home town,” said Wenger. “He couldn’t deal with that a few years ago.
“We came here in the FA Cup and he had a very difficult game, but now he shows how much he has developed as a person.
“The reaction of the fans was fantastic. We don’t see that a lot and I would like to say to the crowd I really appreciate it.”
The Arsenal boss was then questioned about what it would take to sell the Welshman, and when asked if £50million would tempt him into the sale, he replied with:
“No. We don’t want to sell anybody, we want to keep the team together. I’ve suffered enough for years for having to sell the players. Now we are in a stronger position financially.
“I was a midfielder and would have loved to have what he has. He can defend, attack and score goals. What more do you want? He is also young – another quality that I have lost.
“There’s more to come. If he continues to play like that then he will have a good future with Wales.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles