Aaron Ramsey Calls For Patience As Unai Emery’s Arsenal Takes Shape

By The Editor
on 12th March 2019

Aaron Ramsey says this season was always about getting used to the manager’s tactics…


 

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has called for patience and reiterated that the squad are still getting accustomed to Unai Emery’s philosophy in his debut season, the midfielder told Sky Sports.

Speaking after the huge win against Manchester United which saw us leapfrog the Red Devils into the top four with eight games to go, Ramsey clarified that the team is still learning.

Emery has switched up the formation on many occasions and it worked in our favour on Sunday with a 3-5-2 system which saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette paired up front.

Also, the boss allowed Mesut Ozil to operate in his favoured No.10 role and almost had three players purposefully stay forward when the visitors had the ball.

Tactical tweaks like these have led to the confusion of many fans as to what Emery wants from the team and whether or not he has a set philosophy.

Ramsey accepts that there have been downs as well as the euphoric moments such as last weekend’s game, but he feels that’s what comes with the arrival of a new coach.

“We have had a new manager come in with new ideas and it has been a season of trying to adapt to certain things that he wants from us and sometimes it has come off and sometimes it hasn’t – it is a work in process,” the 28-year-old said.

“I am just happy we won the game and we have put ourselves in a great position to finish off the season and hopefully nick a top-four spot.”

Indeed, we’re now two points ahead of Manchester United in fifth with eight games to go and all of our top-six clashes behind us.

Our disastrous away form will now determine if we qualify for next season’s Champions League given that five of our last eight Premier League games are on the road.



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