There was a great swell of relief around the Emirates when Aaron Ramsey bundled the ball in the back of the net to give Arsenal there first opening day win since 2009. But according to last year’s Player Of The Year, it is only the result that matters.
“It was very difficult,” Ramsey told Sky Sports. “They lost their manager but you’d never have known the way they played. They defended really well and it was tough to break down.
“But that’s irrelevant now – the result was what we were looking for and we got the three points.
“We’ve found first games difficult over the last few years so it was important to win.”
“As we came off at half-time we were having a chat about things in midfield,” Ramsey said.
“We were discussing that we couldn’t find options ahead of us and were taking extra touches, slowing our game down.
“But we improved in the second half and thankfully got the three points we wanted.”
We can’t really make him wrong, I was certainly very relieved when the final whistle went. Weren´t you?