Ramsey pleased with 'tough' Arsenal win

Aaron Ramsey

Ramsey returned to Arsenal's starting line-up in place of Mesut Ozil, with ESPN Brasil reporting the Germany playmaker's absence from the matchday squad stemmed from a training-ground row with Emery.

Ozil was surprisingly absent from the team as Emery picked up his first win in charge of the Gunners, beating West Ham 3-1 at the Emirates. "It'll be a odd one for me as I was never able to go there and play when I went out on loan as you can't play against your parent club". He made a number of saves in the last 20 minutes but repeated defensive lapses kept the visitors under pressure, before Danny Welbeck scored the simplest of goals, after being left unmarked six yards off the line in stoppage time. "He was sick yesterday, he spoke with the doctor and with me and we decided not to play today". "But that's football. We just have to stay positive and continue working hard and the good results will come", Mkhitaryan said.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has tipped Jack Wilshere to return to his best form under the tutelage of the Hammers coaches.

They fell behind to Marko Arnautovic's 26th-minute goal and after Monreal quickly equalised they conceded plenty of chances that West Ham counted the cost of missing.

Found himself in decent positions in the first half but spent more time at the back as Arsenal began to step up their game after the break.

"We need to improve as a team in defending, attacking and mentality, so a lot of things and against a big team like Arsenal is the only way to improve".

"More transition. For the second half we were speaking in the dressing room and to help more inside with two midfielders".

"We are very unlucky to concede that own goal that put Arsenal on top".

"Okay, Arsenal scored three goals at the end, but they didn't create many chances, so I'm happy that we've improved as a team and we're improving every week".

The quick-fire equaliser from Monreal was the turning point of the game and allowed the fans packed inside the Emirates Stadium to get right back behind the team.

"Today he was here, I told him to come in if he feels better and he feels better today and before the match he was with the team".



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