Is Ramsey on Arsenal right bad for Bellerin?

The Arsenal and Spain international defender Hector Bellerin had arguably his least effective game of the season for the Gunners in our hard fought but disappointing draw away with Premier League strugglers Norwich City. While there are various reasons for Arsenal getting just a point from the game, with our injury problems and the home side’s commitment and desire two big aspects, I wanted to look at why Bellerin struggled to get into the game.

The young Spaniard is normally well involved in most of the Arsenal attacks but had very little influence against Norwich and I think it may have been because the boss had brought back Aaron Ramsey to start in front of him. I do not want to be too harsh on the Welshman as he is just back from an injury lay-off and has proved his worth many times in the past.

However, I think the manager needs to have a word with him about his role when playing on the right. Bellerin is a great player for helping out, making overlaps and causing all sorts of problems on that flank but he cannot do this on his own.

Every time I notcied Ramsey he was in the centre of the pitch. Now I) know that he prefers to play there but we already have Cazorla, Flamini and Ozil in there and Ramsey must have more discipline when asked to do that job. When Campbell and the Ox came onto the right they began to link up with the Spaniard and we started to look a threat again.

Is this why Bellerin had such a tough game at the weekend?

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  1. Krish says:

    Sorry but some comments on this site are becoming ridiculous… just now i read a comment from proffetic i think in the article with the ratings for this game where he really said that gab could do nothing about the goal (that isnt the problem about his comment, its the part which comes now) BUT mertesacker was the one who should be blamed.. that he apparently played the striker on.. not even this bullshit.. proffetic even wrote something like what to expect from mertesacker who doesnt have any kind of POSITIONAL AWARENESS???????

    SORRY but is this really the level of intelligence on this site? blame mertesacker for his pace, what you guys do the whole time and even go overboard often, but to really say that Mertesacker doesnt have any positional awareness is missing much more intelligence than the average comments of stoke city fans

    and i am pretty sure if that had been mertesacker who was in gabs place, the lot on here would have put aaaaallll the blame on mertesacker and wenger

  2. BabyPlease says:

    With Cazorla out, Ramsey needs to take his position. Box2Box is Ramsey’s best position. Cazorla took it away from Ramsey because Cazorla was better.

    I would play Chambers as DM
    Ramsey B2B CM
    Ozil CAM
    OX RW
    Campbell LW
    Giroud CF

    Bellerin had one bad match. It happens to best. He will be fine in the next match.

    Defense should remain the same

    We are missing Cazorla, Alexis, Koscielny, Walcott, Wilshere, Rosicky, Welbeck, Arteta and Coquelin.

    This is one HELL of an injury list
    We can’t afford anymore or we shall be dipping into the Academy baby please

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Baby please “WENGER” baby please “OUT” baby please…..

  3. SoOpa AeoN says:

    are we ever gonna use proper players for proper ppositions?


    Even if we buy “John Stones” today….wenger will still play mertesacker over him…… Cuz he (wenger) is totally baLL-less!

  4. RSH says:

    it was one game, and Bellerin was poor, and that was his own doing. His desicison making was off and his crosses were way below par, and he let Brady do whatever he wanted on the right. No big deal, we still forget he’s 20 and is still learning.

    1. Colin says:

      Norwich overloaded the right Inoticed. Ramsey wasn’t match fit and where he is normally ok at recovering his natural tendancy to drift to the centre of the pitch, he was often out of position. When Campbell came on, Norwich couldn’t exploit the right anymore, amd this freed Bellarin up for a bit. Sadly,, Ox came on on the right Joel moved left so Bellarin had to stay put again.
      Joel and Bellarin started to develop a good understandimg on the right, workin as a team much in the same way as Alexis and Monreal. It is a pleasure to watch Alexis and Campbell tracking back macking tackles or harrying players on the wings.

  5. cboy says:

    They have been winning matches playing in the same position.  I didn’t see u write an article like this then. They had one bad game and you’re already indecisive as to whether they are efficient on the same wing. Chill out Fam

  6. Colin says:

    I would say that Bellerin and Campbell are forming a decent attacking and defensive partnership on the right, which has to be good for us as they both young exciting players. I think Ramsey is best through the middle as or b2b, and has only been used on the wing because of Santi being his awsome self.

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