Ramsey contract situation 'closed', says Arsenal boss Emery

Arnold Nichols
December 3, 2018

The fans' hot tempers were reflective of the ill-mannered showdown that was taking place on the pitch, which Arsenal won 4-2.

Arsenal originally took the lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Eric Dier and Harry Kane put Spurs in front.

While Emery changed 10 players from Thursday's Europa League trip to Kiev, for which he left his key players at home entirely, Mauricio Pochettino was working with a tired squad. For us it's the same, special, but above all three points.

Arsenal's win over Spurs means they are now 19 games without defeat in all competitions.

"Now I am thinking of the match on Wednesday in Manchester", he said. "But let's not forget, last week they were winning against Chelsea also, Tottenham, with a very big match and today they are losing against us".

Foyth largely acquitted himself well considering the occasion but he was at fault for Arsenal's third goal when his attempted pass was intercepted by Aaron Ramsey in the build-up to Alexandre Lacazette's strike.

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Emirates Stadium
Tempers flare between Moussa Sissoko and the Arsenal substitutes after Eric Dier scores

His dismissal for a second bookable offence late in the game means he will serve a one-match suspension.

"I said to you also here in the press conference that I want his focus only on the team, on giving us his performances".

Speaking after the win over Spurs yesterday, Emery gave short answers when quizzed about Ozil's absence. Ozil was left out of the squad and the club said he had back spasms, having been left on the bench against Bournemouth last weekend.

Arsenal play-maker Mesut Ozil has been linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium despite signing a new contract with the Gunners in January, with Italian giants reportedly ready to make a move for the German. At the moment, I don't know if he can play in Manchester. "It's a good day to speak about the players who played".

"Without sounding disrespectful to Southampton but if he has to leave him out leave him out for that game".


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