Aaron Ramsey was obviously pleased with Arsenal’s performance against Borussia Dortmund after the massive disappointments of the miserable start to the season, but he was particularly pleased with Alexis Sanchez’s display as he scored an incredible 13th goal of his short career at the Emirates.
Ramsey said on Arsenal.com: “He works so hard for the team and when he gets an opportunity to score, he scores,” he said. “It took him a couple of games to get into it, but he has not stopped scoring since.
“The thing which has impressed me most about him is his workrate off the ball. With the South American players, it is sort of bred into them to work hard. He is no different to any of the other players like Suarez or Aguero, so we are grateful to have him in our team.”
Well Aaron, Arsenal fans re very grateful for him, in fact I dread to think where we would be in the League if Wenger HAD NOT bought him this summer. He makes the other Arsenal players look like big-headed prima-donnas. Where are all the usual excuses like “I can’t find my motivation after the World Cup as I had no holidays” or “I’ve moved to a new country so need time to settle in” or “I haven’t learnt the language yet so can’t communicate with my team-mates”.
Well… Sanchez was playing at he World Cup. Sanchez couldn’t speak a word of English when he arrived, and also had to move to a new house in a new country. BUT he immediately started running his socks off for the team. Why can’t our other players watch and learn? Our English players can’t even use the World Cup (they were straight back on the plane home lol) as an excuse, and they already speak the language and live here!
Why can’t ALL our players have the desire to play to the best of your ability every week and to fight for every ball, no matter whether you were out clubbing the night before or not. If you get paid 50 grand a week minimum to play two games of football a week, you SHOULD be proving you deserve it every minute of every game!
Okay That is my rant over, but surely the Arsenal players should be saying these things and trying to be more like Alexis?