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Arsenal boss hails substitutions after Swansea victory

Ramsey assisted Arsenal's second goal (©GettyImages)
Ramsey assisted Arsenal's second goal (©GettyImages).

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has hailed Aaron Ramsey and Gervinho for their impact during the side's 2-0 victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium after coming on during the second half.

With 20 minutes left in the game, Wenger brought on both Ramsey and Gervinho in replace of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby and with the game still at 0-0, it was anyone's to win.

Nacho Monreal managed to give Arsenal the lead in the 74th minute and then with the game ticking into stoppage time, a swift counter attack saw Ramsey pick up the ball down the right, who then played the ball across the field to Gervinho who slotted home past Michel Vorm to finish off the game and seal all three points for the Gunners.

After the game, Arsene Wenger hailed the impact both the substitutes made and admitted that he felt they were exactly what the game needed after a tense and tough opening 70 minutes.

“They were fresh and the players who were on had given a lot,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“That’s what football at the top level is as well. They came on with a great spirit. That’s why I say it’s the solidarity of the whole group that got us the points today.

“We had a good defensive stability. From then on, you can take advantage of any mistake they make. You don’t expose yourself too much [defensively] and that increases the confidence of the team, and the belief as well.

“We are ready for a battle - that is most important. We have shown that today and we will show that until the end of the season. We want to fight and we want to give absolutely everything.”


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