Wenger – This Arsenal star was ‘absolutely vital’ against Chelsea

Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on arguably Arsenal’s best performer from last Sunday’s 0-0 draw away at Chelsea.

The Gunners extended their unbeaten run in all competitions with an encouraging display at Stamford Bridge which saw them become the first side to keep a clean-sheet at the Blues’ home ground since Antonio Conte took over as manager.

After the final whistle, Aaron Ramsey, who had previously been criticised for failing to handle his responsibilities in central midfield was named the man of the match.

And Wenger has added to the plaudits for the Welshman who was once again paired up with Granit Xhaka.

“Aaron had a disciplined performance (at Chelsea) and that was absolutely vital for us,” Wenger explained.

“If he starts from a strong defensive position, he can be dangerous against anybody.

“He has a huge influence going forwards, we know that, and we know that he can contribute to that.

“The strength in his game was of course his usual top-quality physicality.

“But he’s more focused on technical quality in his first touch and that makes him more dangerous.”

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