The former Gunner midfielder wants ‘British Origin’ players at Emirates
The former midfielder says that it is important for players especially the players with British roots to remain at the Emirates stadium.
The gunners have parted ways with 3 English players over a period of 12 months and Danny Welback and Aaron Ramsey could been seen leaving the club as well. However the former midfielder wants Aaron Ramsay to stay at the club even if Unai Emery wants to part away with Welback who is considered with a possible move to English side Newcastle.
In talks with bwin, the player admitted that he wants Ramsay to stay even if Welback leaves.
“It’s possible Danny Welbeck might look to leave Arsenal this summer. There’s a lot of competition for places and he’s at that age where he really needs to be playing every week”
“He’s an important asset for Arsenal coming off the bench due to his versatility, but he doesn’t have the finishing skills needed to be above the likes of [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Mesut] Ozil or [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan in the pecking order.”
There were linkups of the Ramsay leaving the Gunners. The midfielder however praised the efforts of English player and wants him to stay.
“It’s very important that Arsenal keep Aaron Ramsey, especially after already losing Jack Wilshere this summer. Arsenal need British players at the club after losing the likes of Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain in recent times. Ramsey would start every week and he’s well suited to a deeper midfield role next to [Lucas] Torreira, who can provide the platform for Ramsey to join attacks late in a similar style to Frank Lampard”
“Ramsey has good composure in front of goal and has a habit of performing in big games.”
He also praised the signing of Uruguayan player Torreira.
“I think Torreira is a very good signing for Arsenal. He has a tough competitive edge that the spine of the team has been missing” he added.
He’s also a very mobile player who is capable of getting around the pitch and I think the midfield has been crying out for that. [Granit] Xhaka has had a good World Cup, but he’s someone who needs a mobile player next to him to cover the ground he can’t”
“Torreira is also good on the ball and very efficient in possession.”
The team will be competing against likes of Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and helsea as a part of their International Champions Cup.