Arsenal’s star midfielder Aaron Ramsey believes that the Champions League victory over Dortmund has given a massive boost to the team and that it can spark a revival and a turnaround in the league. The Gunners have gotten off to their worst League start for over 30 years, collecting only 17 points from 12 games, but Ramsey thinks that all that can be changed with a strong series of results.
Goals from Yaya Sanogo and Alexis Sanchez secured a morale-boosting result at Emirates Stadium as the Gunners returned to winning ways following two successive defeats.
It was a really pleasing performance, we picked up where we left off from Man United in terms of the way we played, but we got the early goal this time.
It always helps when you do, and you could see the confidence in the team [afterwards]. We defended really well and kept a clean sheet.
I said the other day that hopefully we would win against Dortmund, as it was a fantastic game to test ourselves after a disappointing defeat by United.
We have come out winners and hopefully now we can get back to winning ways in the Premier League and go on a run there as well.
The midfielder was also generous in his praise for teammate Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has been the hero of the season so far for Arsenal, consistently turning in top quality performances, and has single-handedly won Arsenal some games.
He works so hard for the team and when he gets an opportunity to score, he scores. It took him a couple of games to get into it, but he has not stopped scoring since.
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The thing which has impressed me most about him is his workrate off the ball. With the South American players, it is sort of bred into them to work hard. He is no different to any of the other players like Suarez or Aguero, so we are grateful to have him in our team.
Both Sanchez and Ramsey are guaranteed starters today against West Brom, and will need to be in top form if we are to secure a win against the Baggies. While we have generally been good against them, this season we can take nothing for granted and a win, by whatever margin, will be taken enthusiastically. It is the three points that matter now.