Ramsey scored from a freekick for Wales yesterday ……
“Arsenal teenager Ramsey whipped in a free kick that breezed the hairline of the wall and curled into the top left corner.”
“This lad is going to be very special one day – he is looking like an embryonic cross between Cesc, Lumplard and Gerrard – fantastic passing, great shot and can orchestrate the game pulling all the strings” (Rasputin)
Good summary. I agree completely. In fact I am still in pleasant surprise, that’s one step down from being in shock, of his play against Blackburn. It was not an easy match in which to shine as most players were playing at the top of their game; but, somehow, Ramsey went over and beyond what I for one was expecting. I am used to his short incisive passes but he gave us a taste of his long range capabilities and they were up there with Fabregas who is as good Bergkamp, which, of course, is high praise indeed. I also like the way Wenger is introducing him into the team; he has been fortunate that we have had some high scoring games enabling him to come on and play a big chunk of the game which has been enough time to make an impression. Wenger must be aware that Ramsey’s upward trajectory of improvement is such that the player will be in a position of expecting first team football on a regular basis next season.
This brings me to the point I made a couple of days ago: Wenger has a difficult decision to make with regard to the renewal of Rosicky’s contract – I don’t think he will; or, if it is renewed, it will only be done to stop him going on a free to another club but this is doubtful as there has never been a case in which the club have done that; this brings us to Wenger’s altruism a subject Rasputin touched on the other day. I of course would want Rosicky to stay but if the case of an improving Ramsey doesn’t make Wenger hesitate in giving him a new contract then Nasri surely will as the same argument for Ramsey wanting first team football next season applies to Nasri.
Next up Birmingham, do you think they will come onto us? Well, if they do they will be tortured as cruelly as a child slowly pulling the legs of a spider. I really don’t like Birmingham; in fact, second only to Hull I want to see them humiliated. They won’t come onto us, they wouldn’t dare and because of that we should pick the most attacking team we can: Eboue for Sagna and do away with a DM; we don’t need Song, play Rosicky there instead. If Eduardo is not playing which is unlikely then have him on the bench just to remind the other players of what this team did to one of ours and to ensure that they don’t let up when we are three ahead – nothing less than total annihilation should be the goal on Saturday.