Arsene Wenger has moved to praise the display of Aaron Ramsey following his workmanlike performance against the Premier League champions.
The Gunners walked away with a hard-earned 0-0 draw from Stamford Bridge on Sunday, in a game which pundits had all predicted would go one way.
Many pundits and commentators alike have heaped praise on the Welshman, and Wenger has now given his opinion on his display.
‘Aaron had a disciplined performance (at Chelsea) and that was absolutely vital for us,’ Wenger explained.
‘If he starts from a strong defensive position, he can be dangerous against anybody.
‘He has a huge influence going forwards, we know that, and we know that he can contribute to that.
‘The strength in his game was of course his usual top-quality physicality. But he’s more focused on technical quality in his first touch and that makes him more dangerous.’
Ramsey has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, but has become an integral part of our first-team since our switch to our new 3-4-2-1 formation, and the defensive side of his game has come on leaps and bounds.
The former Cardiff youth product’s display at the weekend was certainly key in keeping the Blues at bay, and deserves all the plaudits he is getting, but whether he can keep up that dogged attitude is another story.
Chelsea would most likely have hurt us if Ramsey hadn’t have lead our midfield against our rivals, but do we have any other stars who could have filled in to stop the West London side?
Is Ramsey becoming one of our most important players?