As Arsenal fans prepare for the latest test of our Premier League title winning credentials, this could be a crucial week for Arsene Wenger and the players. Man City may not be top of the table right now but they will still probably be the biggest obstacle to the Gunners being crowned champions in May.
So a win over them at the Emirates on Monday night would be a big step for us to take. We must approach this game in the right way and that will probably involve a lot more caution than we had to show against Aston Villa on Sunday. And that is exactly what the former Man City player Frank Lampard has told our Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey that he needs to do, as reported by the Express.
Lampard was talking about Ramsey and saying that although he is impressed with the talent and attacking intent that Rambo showed in his two starts back in the central position vacated by the injury hit Santi Cazorla, he feels that the Arsenal star needs to focus more on the defensive side of things, especially in games against bigger teams like Man City.
The former England star said, “Ramsey has to change his game and think about the defensive side of his game.
“With Ozil playing so well he knows he’s not going to get that No.10 role, so he’ll have to drop deeper.
“At the moment he doesn’t yet have the ability to play in midfield two.
“I love him as a player, very bright and very clever but you can see by the way he’s running back he doesn’t really want to do it.
“Ramsey has to see that Ozil is the No.10 and drop back in.
“It’s alright playing like he does when you’re playing the lesser teams, but when you’re playing top teams you need to be more secure.”
Do you agree with this advice from Lampard and do you think the Welshman will take it on board?