Wales boss SLAMS Ramsey critics and so should Arsenal fans!!

How soon some people forget! One former Arsenal player, Charlie Nicholas, was among the fiercest critics of the Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey and his recent displays for the Gunners. Completely ignoring the fact that Ramsey has just returned from injury and that the whole Arsenal team played badly, the 23-year old was blamed for the way Arsenal drew and then lost against Anderlecht and then Swansea City after being in the lead.

But the Wales national team boss Chris Coleman has backed the Arsenal star, ahead of their huge Euro qualifying tie in Belgium today, as reported by the Daily Star. And his comments seem to be a direct response to former Gunners striker Nicholas and his claims that Ramsey was trying to be too flashy in his passing and play, even making a reference to the pundit’s name and reputation for off field excess.

The Wales manager said, “Aaron is not a big-time Charlie. He’s as humble as they come. Sometimes he can get a bit sloppy in training – but every player is like that.

“He’s the type of player that when it comes off, it looks great. He can thread an incredible pass through the eye of a needle or take players on. But if it doesn’t come off, then sometimes people can look at it and say he is being flippant.

“He has the ability to produce a bit of magic and if he has a bad game it is not for the want of trying.

“We played Andorra and Rambo wasn’t at his best and gave away possession – but he always kept working hard and looking for the ball.

“Aaron is a tough boy. When people say to me, ‘Who were the toughest ­players you played with?’ I always think of players who are tough mentally.

“Players who always take responsibility, whether they are playing good or bad. It’s easy to be physically tough. But to always want the ball and take responsibility – that’s toughness.

“Rambo has that in abundance. He will be back to his best sooner rather than later.”

And I would advise any Arsenal fans who are unhappy with Ramsey to think carefully about that. We do not want to be the sort of Arsenal fan like Piers Morgan, who seems unable to see past the latest game or performance from a player.

Rambo may be trying a bit too hard to score or find the perfect pass, but does that mean he should stop trying? If that was the case he would never have found the fantastic form of last season would he?

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  1. muffdiver says:

    last year was no fluke- i believe in rambo. he is the future- jus need him to find consistency.

    ot- we are in for petr cech- lol dumb rumours have started again.
    this coming week we will be in for zlatan hakan batman

    1. Ks-Gunner says:

      half season wonder, maybe it was who knows?

      1. muffdiver says:

        na man some of those things he done, thats not luck, if it was just tap ins an headers, he did it all – zidane turns, gerrard passes, henry volleys. he was unreal

        1. Ks-Gunner says:

          Omg, the fanboisem on this site is sickening. Yea Muffin man, he is as good as Modric and better then Bale. How is it possible that we suck so bad though as a team, i wonder?

          1. muffdiver says:

            i didnt say he was better than bale or modric-
            supporting someone who was world class is fanboyism?
            if i see world class performance- i call it that-its not science its calling a spade a spade man

            we suck because or manager cant motivate are players- play them in right position an does not cover positions we need- like dm

            you need to chill with the constant negativity-

          2. Ks-Gunner says:

            You cant call someone who had a half decend season as world class. The delusion many fans like you create for your self is the main reason why we suck so bad. Supporters all we are, thinking right is something we fail to do. If i do sound negative to you, its bec the situation we are currenly in is negative.

            It is not all Wengers fault. To be honest our players are way to spoiled and dont take enough responsibility at times.

            Fabregas had to be bought back. Fans sayd no, Wenger said no. Thinking Ramsey or Wilsher are equal to him. Now watch Cesc lift the trophy and breaking his personal assisting records. And we fans will amuse our selfs with Dvd;s of Ramseys pretending to be Zidane.

  2. Tope says:

    Tell that to the “flavour of the day” fans we have here. Always here to moan about our players while wanting us to sign shits of players. Remember “we should have signed ___ player” cos he had 1good game? Ramsey is a gunner which is all that matters to me. If you are against it, then do the needful – PARK WELL

  3. Ks-Gunner says:

    Critics are out there for a reason. The strong and the good need to start, the poor and the out of form of players need to be benched. Infinite rotation so we can get the max points till the end.

    1. muffdiver says:

      thats big problem with arsene- he has his obvious favourites- irrespective of form-

      it cost us countless games

      1. Usmanov says:

        “thats big problem with
        arsene-he has his obvious
        favourites- irrespective of

        Aptly put!
        This is his biggest demon! I can’t understand, for the life of me, how a Sanogo (fresh out of injury, hasn’t scored a goal in competitive top-flight club football) seems to be higher than Campbell (even Poldi) in the pecking order.
        For some of us who believes Arsene is handicapped personnel-wise at the moment, our biggest worry still is how he will use his squad EVEN after the needed additions are made.

  4. jt says:

    ramsey was in better form last season because he played the game from deep and helped dictate our play well with arteta. However even for a b2b mid it seems his goalscoring exploits have gotten to his head and he wants to position himself further up the pitch when his engine is vital in a different area.

    Its clear arteta isn’t going to provide much cover for the defense any longer but as well as needing someone more imposing and defensive minded in the middle we need both jack and aaron to think about protecting the back four better and then linking up play.

    Between welbeck sanchez and chamberlain we have enough pace and creativity to either play it out from the back or play it long, but when we have seven players attacking the box and no one shielding the defence we’re going to keep drawing and losing games

  5. Ks-Gunner says:

    Players who always take responsibility, whether they are playing good or bad. It’s easy to be physically tough. But to always want the ball and take responsibility – that’s toughness.

    Yea but Ramsey is not the right man for the job. We have better players then him for this role. Ramseys job is now to play a simple football and do what is required from him to do. and thats being a good miedlefield player, and not a self looking fella who spends more time up front trying at all cost to a goal for himself. He needs to emulate Fabregas football phylosephy a bit.

  6. fred cowardly says:

    .I thought he played well at the start of the season and of course last season, but has gone down for the past few months. I think if we got a Top DM then it would help Ramsey because Arteta was better last season and both were good together, but Arteta hasn’t been good this season and has reflected on Ramses performance.

  7. Sumo says:

    “2-0 down, 3-2 up
    Aaron Ramsey won us the cup.”

    And during the World Cup he got married. Cut him some fcuking slack. He will be back.

  8. Usmanov says:

    Last seasons Ramsey was on some Modric/Toure ish. He was ridiculously good, the whole world could see. His instinctive one-touch HEADED through-pass assist to Podolski against WestHam was one of the best I’ve ever seen in my life! His goal against Norwich where he took out four players INSIDE THE BOX, that was some confidence at it’s highest!
    I dare say, on an individual level, he was slightly better than Modric last year!
    Dude just needs to get back his confidence with the right motivation.

  9. Trudeau says:

    The amount of stick Ramsey got a few years ago was over the top. The level of criticism he is receiving this year isn’t. He has been woeful. A shadow of his form last year and Gooners everywhere are holding their collective breath that he’ll come right. I’m a big fan but right now on performance he’s lucky to be getting any game time.

  10. mr lean says:

    I believe in Rambo and he will come good again

  11. mr lean says:

    Form is temporary,class is permanent and Rambo is a class act

    Apart from Alexis no other players have hit consistent top form yet and when they do we will improve,just hope it’s sooner rather than later and our great manager plays players in the correct positions.

  12. Usmanov says:

    It is absolutely vital that Arsene clears his head, and go back to the basics of management. Do not play players in positions where they have to struggle with one or two aspects of their games. Play the most in-form players as they tend to make better decisions on the pitch. Rotate a bit more.
    These are definitely tough times for the Frenchman (self-inflicted or not), and regardless of his enormous experience, apparently he isn’t completely immune to the confusion that results.

  13. Cutietobby says:

    I’m a great fan of Ramsy but I’m so disappointed to see him play like an academy player so far this season… I really don’t blame him, Wenger is to blame. Some players should be benched for some while, d likes of Carzola and Ramzy.. They’re really underperforming

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