Liverpool linked with Aaron Ramsey move after ‘summer bid was rejected’

Monday, 01 Oct, 2018

Arsenal clinched their fifth victory in a row in the Premier League after netting two late goals in a 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday afternoon.

Lacazette should have opened the scoring when he seized on Cathcart's cumbersome attempt to turn and raced clear on goal.

Unai Emery has confirmed that Petr Cech is facing around three weeks on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury against Watford this afternoon.

Craig Cathcart beat Ben Foster at the near post, having been deceived by Alexandre Lacazette who was unable to make contact with the cross from Alex Iwobi. I spoke about this situation [about him wanting Ramsey to extend] in the pre-season and now it is the same. "In the first half we were speaking about needing to continue improving things on the pitch with our positioning and then our moment showed". I want to have also the best preparation for him, for his mentality and his quality, to give us our best performance to help us to win.

Cech has started all seven of Arsenal's Premier League matches so far this season, with Leno restricted to just two appearances in the Carabao Cup and Europa League.

Liverpool would see Ramsey as a replacement for the injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who played with Ramsey at Arsenal for six and a half years and is now recovering from an ACL injury sustained against Roma in the Champions League last season. "In the second half, we scored two goals, but also we conceded two good chances for them".

"The ball was near our box for a lot of moments and the rhythm of the match is not particularly what we want". They have played well but, as in the last games, we feel we deserved more. But this passion is necessary today. He is playing well but Bernd Leno continued the performance for us and it is a good example for the squad.

But Emery will take heart from the way they are grinding out results while he continues to rebuild the damage from the final days of the Arsene Wenger era.