It might seem a bit mean to aim some harsh criticism in the direction of the Arsenal and Wales midfield star Aaron Ramsey, because a string of injury problems which began on the first game of the season has stopped him from building up a head of steam.
But when the Gunners have needed the Welshman recently he has not delivered and that was true again of his performance in the damaging defeat at home to Watford last night. Once again you might think I am being hard on the lad as anyone can deflect a shot into their own net as Rambo did for the Hornets’ opening goal, but it did seem to be a bit of a lightweight attempt to block it.
He was also at fault in the build up to their second, making a weak attempt at a tackle before giving up and failing to track back and help the defence. Being a central midfielder you need to do both sides of the game well and to be perfectly honest Ramsey has not been so good at either for some time now.
What really winds me up is that he excels at both defending and attacking when he pulls on the Wales shirt and he puts in much more of a shift on international duty as well. The boss has revealed that it is a calf strain this time and even though it leaves us a bit short for the Chelsea match on Saturday with Xhaka suspended, Cazorla injured and Elneny away, do you think we might actually be better off without Ramsey?