Ramsey reveals what he said to Oxlade-Chamberlain after his first Arsenal away goal
By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes
Aaron Ramsey has revealed his delight after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored on his Arsenal recall in their 2-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth on Sunday.
The 22-year-old England international scored the Gunners’ second with a fine finish 90 seconds after Mesut Ozil had broken the deadlock at the Vitality Stadium.
Astonishingly, it was Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first in the Premier League for 16 months and his first-ever Arsenal away goal in his fifth season at the club.
“I said that to him as he scored,” Ramsey told Sky Sports afterwards. “I am pleased for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. It was a good performance from him today, a good goal and hopefully he can keep up the form.”
The Welshman, who won the man of the match award for a controlled display in central midfield, admitted the pressure was on Arsenal to win today after Leicester beat Manchester 3-1 on Saturday to maintain their five-point lead over second-placed Tottenham.
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“We realised what Leicester did yesterday and we needed to get back to winning ways,” Ramsey said. “There was no room for errors today, the boys responded really well and we got back to winning ways.
“We have a big game against them next week and I’m sure everyone will be interested in that. Hopefully we can keep this run going now.”
Arsenal stand third in the league on 48 points, level with Spurs, who have a better goal difference than their bitter rivals.