Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevius, Jan 29, 2016.
Yep, he's in the Linighan/Merson/Alan Smith bracket for me, which again is no disgrace.
You guys would rather have Xhaka in midfield that Ramsey? Are you guys crazy?
Ramsey is exactly the same for Wales as he is for us, half of the time he's decent or briliant, the other half he's a liability and constantly breaking the flow of the team with bad decision making. Let's not pretend Ramsey was a Zidane tier player for Wales. The same could be said about Xhaka and Switzerland.
in midfield yes, ramsey maybe a dubbed a midfielder but he doesnt play like one.
Also worth noting that as a unit the Welsh defence has been pretty decent in recent years which tends to 'cover up' or 'patch over' some of the defensive frailties and mishaps from other players further up field.
People can’t judge a company just based on its revenue.
If its cost is much higher, it would result in a big loss (negative net profit).
I've wanted Ramsey gone in previous seasons. But I would love for him to have a good season with an improved system under Emery. His upside is bigger than Xhakas and I feel he will do well with the extra competition.
From The press I can clearly see that the system has changed, where Wenger wouldve said " im confident he will sign" now emery just saying he likes him and want to work with him.
Basically saying, i want him to stay, the contract is between the club and the player, i have no influence about it.
It would be great to have it settled this summer & no contract distraction this season. But in his position I drag it out & get that money next year from us or another club.
I think that's an astute observation.
Sounds like Emery is more media savvy than Wenger, much more. He knows that he's going to look bad if he says a player will sign and then he doesn't. Hard to believe Emery has no influence on whether the club wants to keep Ramsey at all cost or not.
This is dragging on longer than I expected. What are Ramsey's demands? I've listened to so many say Wilshere is the better or more talented player and his ceiling was West Ham! I think Juve are the biggest club Ramsey can hope for and their midfield is pretty packed atm. I'd like this sorted before the end of the month if possible so we're not disadvantaged but I also wonder if Sarri's arrival at Chelsea changes anything.
Purely a haunch, but I don't believe Ramsey fits Unai's system.
Maybe he just gave that answer because his English isn't at a strong enough level yet to go into further detail on his contract situation.
Why? Rakitic is somewhat similar to Ramsey and thrived under Emery which ended up getting him his move to Barcelona. Also in his last two clubs Emery has used 2 different formations one with a 10 and two holding players, the other with 3 midfielders (one holder, one DLP and a B2B). All the noises suggest that should Ramsey stay he'll be an important player for Emery.
Rakitic is a much better player.
I think he can suit the system. Remember his first amazing purple patch back in 13/14? He wasn't just scoring amazing goals but he was one of the leading tacklers in the league. He's got a massive engine, so can press. If he can recapture that hunger for tackling then he's a great fit for the system.
I think playing a quicker style should suit him too. He won't have time to dally around on the ball.
Yeah problem is that Ramsey scored goals, and then he became a very different player from what he was in 13/14. Emery's record suggests he is old school and prefers water carriers as his midfielders, not wannabe strikers.