Arsene Wenger has said that Aaron Ramsey reminds him of Frank Lampard after the midfielder made his long-awaited return to action at Sunderland on the weekend. Wenger said the midfielder has many of the same qualities possessed as the former-Chelsea man including work rate and willingness to drive into the box.
Well it didn’t take Aaron Ramsey long to make an impact on the match after his return from injury. The midfielder was on the pitch for less than a minute when he found Alexis Sanchez in the box with a skewed shot. The Chilean found the back of the net and made the score 4-1 and it was good to see the Welshman making an impact. Arsene Wenger has now singled out the midfielder’s qualities.
“He is a player who is box-to-box so overall he pushes the team forward,” Wenger told Arsenal.com. “That is what we want in our side. He can play in holding midfield, he can play if needed on the flanks as well. That’s where he is not happy but he can play there as well.
“He has a tremendous drive, he’s a bit Lampard-ish you know, where he likes to get in the box, likes to shoot from distance and has similar quality.”
After his cameo on the weekend, Ramsey is now in contention to play against Ludogorets tomorrow night. However Arsene Wenger recently said he was sceptical about rushing the midfielder back into action and seemed unsure whether he is even ready to start a match.
“I don’t know,” Wenger said. “I will have to analyse all that now, with Xhaka back. We play now in the Champions League and then we play Tottenham.
“So I have to see who I rest and who I play without diminishing the chance of the team to win the game.”
The Gunners go into the game on top form and will be hoping for another three points in the Champions League. However Wenger will also have one eye on next weekend. Arsenal welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates for the first North London Derby of the season with just three points separating the two sides in the Premier League table.