Unai Emery speaks on Ramsey’s reaction after being substituted during the match against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Arsenal cruised past the high-flying Watford to register their seventh consecutive victory in all competitions. Unai Emery’s side broke the deadlock after over 80 minutes through an unfortunate own goal from Watford, and Mesut Ozil doubled the lead minutes later to secure the three points for Arsenal.
With this win, the Gunners are now fifth in the Premier League table, level on points with their city rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester City continue to remain on the top of the table, while Liverpool and Chelsea make the top-three.
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Even when Arsenal secured a comfortable victory against Watford, the Gunners’ star Aaron Ramsey endured a struggling time on the pitch and was substituted minutes after the second half.
Ramsey was visibly disgruntled at being substituted. The Welshman is in the midst of controversy at Arsenal, as the talks between him and Arsenal for a new contract have failed. As things stand, Aaron Ramsey is free to negotiate with other clubs from January 1, and can even leave Arsenal for free at the end of the season.
Unai Emery, however, was positive about Ramsey’s reaction at being substituted. He insisted that he wants to see such passion in his players.
“I want competitive spirit. When the players want to play every moment to help the team, I want this character,” said the Arsenal head coach.
According to the Mirror, Liverpool will lead the chase for Aaron Ramsey after having a summer enquiry for the midfielder knocked back. It is understood that Ramsey is excited at the prospect of playing under Klopp. #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/yo4arqUhaY
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Alex Iwobi replaced Aaron Ramsey in the game and was key to Arsenal securing a late winner.
“He [Iwobi] works well every day. Three weeks ago, he was injured for a couple of weeks. I’m very happy with his mentality.
“He has the quality to play right or left, to [go past players] on the pitch. Also, I want him to stay nearer to the box to score or find assists for team-mates.
“I think that’s the way for him and for other players.”