Posted on August 27, 2018 by ADMIN

Ramsey admits the Arsenal team are still trying to work out Emery’s tactics

Aaron Ramsey started yesterday’s game against West Ham in the absence of Mesut Ozil, and he admitted that the Hammers made it hard for us, while the Gunners are still coming to grips with Emery’s ‘process’. “They made it difficult for us in the first half and we struggled to get going really with our attacking side, but then in the second half we created a few opportunities and we managed to take a few of them. It’s a new process for us and we had a difficult start and we’re trying to improve every game, so hopefully we can do that and go to Cardiff with a win under our belt.

“It was obviously difficult and it was my first 90 minutes throughout, even including pre-season, so for me I’m glad that I got that in the system and we’re all still progressing every game. It was a bit open at times but I’m just glad we got the win.

When asked what he thought of Emery’s new tactics, Ramsey admitted it was still a bit confusing. “He wants us to press and press really high up the pitch, so that’s the biggest thing really and then obviously we’re trying to figure it out going forward as well, so hopefully we can combine the two next week and get another win under our belt.

“We found it difficult in the first half and we were perhaps too open at times, but we dug in and stuck to it and that’s all that matters at the end of the day, that we came away with all three points.”

Well, if they can play so well when they don’t really understand it yet, then just imagine how good they will be when everyone is fully conversant on what they have to do all over the pitch. It should be another easy game next week, and as they get more confident in the ‘process’ as well as putting points on the board, then the better it will be for all of us…

Onwards and Upwards!

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21 thoughts on “Ramsey admits the Arsenal team are still trying to work out Emery’s tactics

  1. Victoria Concordia Crescit

    Bunch of Dullards. fu**ing Divas! They are never going to work out anything . Chelsea players already worked out Sarri ball. our players just aren’t good enough. you know we have a problem when our best player so far is a 19 year old from France ligue2 .

    Özil should only play the early stages of FA cup, Carling cup and Europa league since all he does is to bully the small teams. he should never start an Epl match . the Özil fans saying how much we miss him against Westham ?? that’s just laughable (as if he’d bring anything I.e assists or goals on the table). he’s a liability. yes we miss Özil in the Westham game just like he was missed against Chelsea and Mancity .

  2. Victoria Concordia Crescit

    he’ll, I’d even go as far as promote Emile Smith-RoweNALDO or Nelson from the U-21 and send Özil to go play premier league 2 on match day

    1. Phil

      VCC-I’m an Ozil fan but I get why some are now writing him off.You will only ever get the best from the player when he is given a free role as a No10.That is his game and it was proved before this season that by forcing him to play wide he is always going to less effective.
      I refuse to criticise your your comments as it’s very difficult for me to put up much of an argument for the player when you consider his performances in our first two games.But against both those teams he was played too wide.Why is Emery doing this to the player?Wenger continually pushed him out and Emery seems to just want to have him on the pitch playing in a position that’s wrong for him and in a system that he simply is not cut out to play.
      It’s been said on this site many times before that Ozils workrate stats are a lot higher than many believe.This is a very very intelligent footballer.He would work it out with the Manager.
      I am giving Emery time to change the Teams performances and results but I am disappointed the Manager is not tweaking his system to get the best from Ozil.

      1. ozziegunner

        Ramsey proved again in the game against West Ham when given the opportunity to play in the No 10 role that he is not up to it. He does not have the vision, ball playing skills and selflessness to be a No 10.
        Phil, although a fan of Ozil, he needs to start measuring up to the wages he earns, take games by the scruff of the neck and apply his undoubted skills to creating opportunities for the quality players, such as Aubameyang, Lacazette, Welbeck and Mhikataryan he now teams with. In particular Ozil needs to toughen the FU.and prove the doubters wrong.

        1. Phil

          As I say OG no arguments from me.If Emery gets the performances out of him then he will have succeded where Wenger couldn’t.If it takes a rocket up the arse a punch in the mouth whatever.Just get Ozil playing as he can and we are a better team at once.

      2. Victoria Concordia Crescit

        @Phil

        judging by this same squad, we can’t have a number 10 that does nothing thus Özil can’t play a free role in this team . For Özil to play a (free role) number 10. we need a double 4 . or a strong tackler (Torreira) paired with another tackler with skills who can get the ball to Özil to work his magic (Carzola). Ramsey does not have the brain to do this , Xhaka certainly don’t . Guendouzi is a good passer of the ball but he does too much and he still needs experience.
        I’d try Alex Iwobi in that role. he has close control and can play in tight places . he is very strong too.
        just imagine a midfield pair of him and Torreira . I feel this is our best team when everyone’s fit

        LENO
        LICHTSTEINER KOSCIENLY MAVROPANOS MONREAL

        TORREIRA IWOBI / Maitland-Niles
        OZIL
        MKHITYRAN LACAZETTE AUBAMEYANG

        only a Torreira and IWOBI/MAITLAND-NILES pairing will allow Özil fulfil his potential in this current squad

        1. Victoria Concordia Crescit

          Xhaka and Ramsey shouldn’t even be close to the first team. I would make Guendouzi and Elneny 3rd and 4th choice in that order. Ramsey and xhaka 5th and 6th midfield pairing in that order .

          that midfield 3 I stated above has everything to succeed . but I’m not Emery .ì don’t make the decisions. for now, Mustafi should deputise for the injured Koscienly.

          shit I wish I was the coach . I’d make Arsenal great again with that line up

          1. Phil

            VCC-Do you not feel this completely highlights the total imbalance we have in the Squad?Wengers buys over his last decade at the Club were often wrong.Take Arshavin.Where did Wenger play him?Wide left.The player was not a winger.He was a very good player who I believe was let down by his Manager by continually being played in the wrong position.I feel this is the same with Ozil.If you have a player of his ability then you set your team up to get the best from him.An on form Ozil makes Arsenal a better side.

            1. Victoria Concordia Crescit

              @Phil

              I’d love to read a midfield two you’d pair with Özil. IMHO only Torreira , Iwobi/Maitland-Niles nils pairing would complement Özil . that’s how to play to his best . we have so much midfield players but none of them would get in the top 5 teams (except Özil ofcourse)

              Do you see how the other top teams set up ? they always have two good tacklers sitting behind their number 10.
              Tottenham had DEMBELE DIER
              Eriksen

              Manchester United have MATIC FRED
              POGBA
              Manchester City are so clever they don’t need two great tacklers . all their players complement one another . that’s a great squad

              This season, Liverpool have WIJNALDUM MILNER
              KEITH
              STRONG MIDFIELD 3

              chelsea this season have KANTE JORGINHO
              KOVACIC / Barkley

              WE MUST PLAY TORREIRA IWOBI/MAITLAND-NILES NILS
              OZIL
              If we want to play with a number 10 or we get dominated

  3. Maks

    Wenger runs so deep in Ramsey s brain that he can not help himself thinking that he is a “top top top” player and run like a headless chicken hoping that ball will love him.
    He won t change “his game”.

  4. Roy

    Off topic
    Sokritis was bang on the money when he said ,when we need to foul,FOUL.Arsenal have been useless at the dark arts side of football.Over the years we’ve been on the recieiving end from many a team from said dark arts and not reciprocating.Also go down when being tackled ala Eden Hazard.The amount of free kicks he gains due to dopey refereeing is part of the said dark arts. Up The Gooners.

  5. Victoria Concordia Crescit

    @Phil

    judging by this same squad, we can’t have a number 10 that does nothing thus Özil can’t play a free role in this team . For Özil to play a (free role) number 10. we need a double 4 . or a strong tackler (Torreira) paired with another tackler with skills who can get the ball to Özil to work his magic (Carzola). Ramsey does not have the brain to do this , Xhaka certainly don’t . Guendouzi is a good passer of the ball but he does too much and he still needs experience.
    I’d try Alex Iwobi in that role. he has close control and can play in tight places . he is very strong too.
    just imagine a midfield pair of him and Torreira . I feel this is our best team when everyone’s fit

    LENO
    LICHTSTEINER KOSCIENLY MAVROPANOS MONREAL

    TORREIRA IWOBI / Maitland-Niles
    OZIL
    MKHITYRAN LACAZETTE AUBAMEYANG

    only a Torreira and IWOBI/MAITLAND-NILES pairing will allow Özil fulfil his potential in this current squad

    1. Leon

      I would have the following:

      Leno
      Lichtsteiner Sokratis Mavropanos Monreal
      Torreira
      Ramsey Maitland Niles
      Mkhitryan
      Lacazette Aubameyang
      There is no place for Ozil and I would like to see some young players like Nketiah and Reiss Neilson coming through. The back will require rebuilding in the summer – especially full backs,,

  6. Leon

    This is going to take time.
    In terms of challenging for the title or even top four I think we have to be realistic and accept it is not going to happen this season.
    I just want to see improvements, of the team settling into the new system and for Emery to identify the players who will fit in and those who will not and replacing them.
    That is progress at this stage – next season I think it is fair to say we expect to be a lot stronger.
    In the mean time it is all about patience….

  7. Victoria Concordia Crescit

    I also feel like there is no way for Özil in our current squad judging by the players we have. I was only replying to Phil that the only way for Özil is to have two tacklers or one good tackler (Torreira) and another with good strength , can pass out of tight space and has good strength like Carzola did. and the only two I could think of are (Maitland-Niles and Iwobi). only those three would complement Özil in a number 10 role.
    Ramsey runs around a lot , he would block Özil spaces, Xhaka is very limited

  8. Victoria Concordia Crescit

    @Phil

    I’d love to read a midfield two you’d pair with Özil. IMHO only Torreira , Iwobi/Maitland-Niles nils pairing would complement Özil . that’s how to play to his best . we have so much midfield players but none of them would get in the top 5 teams (except Özil ofcourse)

    Do you see how the other top teams set up ? they always have two good tacklers sitting behind their number 10.
    Tottenham had DEMBELE DIER
    Eriksen

    Manchester United have MATIC FRED
    POGBA
    Manchester City are so clever they don’t need two great tacklers . all their players complement one another . that’s a great squad

    This season, Liverpool have WIJNALDUM MILNER
    KEITH
    STRONG MIDFIELD 3

    chelsea this season have KANTE JORGINHO
    KOVACIC / Barkley

    WE MUST PLAY TORREIRA IWOBI/MAITLAND-NILES NILS
    OZIL
    If we want to play with a number 10 or we get dominated

    1. ozziegunner

      VCC, I agree with your midfield pairing with Ozil. Torreira with Iwobi or Xhaka until Maitland Niles returns.

  9. herb

    Ramsey and Xhaka are the kinds of players along Bellerin that i don’t want to even talk about what the team needs.

    If you assess the chelsea game yesterday you would have seen the gulf in class with the way the midfield plays. I think the time when the chelsea defenders had to defend can be counted as one or two times. This comes from having a solid midfield with all players serious.

    Go back and look at the body language of the chelsea players e.g. hazard, pedro; they don’t laugh around (Ramsey), they don’t dwell on the ball too long (Xhaka & guendouzi) and they have a fu”k”n right back.

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