Aaron Ramsey replaces Mesut Ozil in Arsenal starting eleven for West Ham

Ozil has flu, we are told.

ARSENAL: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Iwobi; Aubameyang.

WEST HAM : : Fabianski, Balbuena, Fredericks, Masuaku, Anderson, Snodgrass, Sanchez, Wilshere, Diop, Antonio, Arnautovic.


Is Ramsey the right kind of player for an Emery team?

Is he technical enough?

What about his new contract? One can only repeat the obvious: the present Head Coach is not responsible for the Welshman being allowed to run down his contract.

Lacazette and Torreria are on the bench.

Ramsey wants a huge new contract? OK, score two goals and win this game.

Two days ago I thought Arsenal would smash the Hammers.

Right now I’m less sure

I paused the Wolves v Manchester City game before coming up to my office to write this.

The score was 0-0 at half-time and I thought : Wolves could stay up up if they keep playing like this!

The first goal came in 57 when Moutinho crossed after a short corner on the left. Boly missed his header but the ball went in off his arm and the Citeh players didn’t appeal strongly enough.

The goal was given : Wolves were 1-0 up!

In 68, Laporte headed in a Gundogan cross and the game finished 1-1.

Klopperpool will delighted that City have dropped two points.

Can Liverpool will beat Brighton in the 5.30 kick-off at Anfield?