Arsenal’s performance tonight was exceptional to say the least, and one can only look on and wonder at the sudden change of heart. The Gunners were imperious and at their very best as they destroyed the in-form Italian side AC Milan. Aaaron Ramsey, who scored an excellent goal to put the game to bed, said afterwards: “We started well, we got a couple of goals in the first half but tonight we showed that we’ve got plenty of characters in this team. It’s never easy to come to the San Siro and play AC Milan, I know that from previous experience. So I’m really pleased that we came here tonight and got the win.
“I think we played very well in the first half. We created many opportunities and we moved the ball well. Second half we wanted to protect it a bit more and we kept a clean sheet, which is always important. All in all, it was a good night’s work.”
Ramsey was obviously asked about the amazing improvement from recent games, and he said: “Of course. We’ve been on a bad run – and sometimes, as hard as you try on the pitch, it doesn’t seem to work. But we’ve trained hard, we’ve tried to do the right things and we know what we’re capable of doing in the dressing room. We showed that tonight.”
Then Ramsey was asked if they had done enough to silence the critics that have been slagging off Arsenal in the last month, including ex-players and pundits, and he honestly replied: “Yes. A lot of people are always going to talk, it’s their job to talk and it’s just important for us to keep focused and try to improve and try to work hard through the week. We know what we’re capable of doing, we just have to try and produce that more consistently. It’s just nice that we’ve managed to turn a little corner and come here and get a good result.”
Tonight’s game was just incredible and it gives us Arsenal fans a great lift in optimism for the end of the season. Maybe we can still cover ourselves in glory after all?