Ramsey lauds defensive turnaround

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Aaron Ramsey has lauded Arsenal’s defensive line-up, with the central midfielder scoring last night in injury time to take Arsenal to a tough away win in their Champions League group stage match with Marseille.

Ramsey insists that despite a disappointing start to the season, Arsenal have now turned a corner and their confidence was reflected in keeping the game tight in France.

And with Stoke to face this weekend, followed by Bolton and Chelsea, Ramsey and the squad believe they now understand their positions and relationships with one another better.


“Absolutely, there’s no question of that,” Ramsey said when asked if Arsenal’s confidence has improved.

“We haven’t had the greatest of starts to the season, but hopefully now we’ve turned a bit of a corner. We’re getting a few wins on the bounce and hopefully we can just keep that going.”

Ramsey singled out the defence in particular, who appear to have struggled somewhat this season, for picking up their game in the Champions League and showing the potential to be unstoppable in the Barclays Premier League as well.

“I think in the last few games we could have defended better as a team but I thought they did magnificently [against Marseille],” he said.

“We had to keep it tight at the back and that’s what we did, and it paid off in the end. I think we’ve done well in Europe so far. Hopefully now that we’ve got a few wins on the bounce we can just keep them momentum going.”

Of Ramsey’s goal, the 20-year-old said he was glad to give the club a confidence boost.

Ramsey explained: “It’s a good moment for me personally and a great moment for the club as well.

“We’ve got ourselves in a great position now. Hopefully we can just continue this and finish the job off in Europe.”

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