Emery suggests Arsenal may not pursue a direct replacement for Ramsey

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has said that the club may not pursue a direct replacement for Aaron Ramsey when the transfer window reopens at the end of the campaign. The Wales international has already agreed a pre-contract with Juventus and he is scheduled to join the Bianconeri in the summer when his Gunners deal expires.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Emery suggested that the club may not necessarily enter the market to replace Ramsey, considering they have plenty of young players, who can progress from the academy, he said: “Yes, but there are also players coming through from the academy who are producing good performances and who could progress. We could replace him with a player from outside, or with a player who is already here who can grow like he did himself.”

Arsenal manager raves about Aaron Ramsey after Newcastle United win

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has praised the performance of midfielder Aaron Ramsey following the club’s 2-0 league triumph over Newcastle United on Monday night. The Wales international has already confirmed that he will be joining Juventus on a free transfer in the summer but this has not lowered his performance levels at the north London side.

Ramsey opened the scoring with a delightful shot at the 30th-minute mark and he was thereafter a regular presence in the opposition box before being substituted in the second half with a minor concern. Speaking after the game, Emery raved about the Wales international and stated that the midfielder is content to ply his trade for the club during a crucial stage of the campaign, he said: “I think Aaron Ramsey is happy, he is helping us and is playing with a very good performance and scoring. Each energy from the players is very important for us and he is doing that. We are at the most important moment of the season.”

Ryan Giggs backs Gareth Bale to shake away Real Madrid woes on Wales duty

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “He loves coming away. It is with his mates and he loves being away on international duty. Cristiano has left and there is a void there. That has a big effect on Real Madrid when you lose 40 to 50 goals. Gareth has always said he has been happy, even when he has been criticised and things have gone wrong or not gone right. You have to take that criticism when you are at a big club, whether it is just or not.”

Bale was touted to take the goalscoring burden after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from the Bernabeu last summer but that has not happened with injury concerns and the occasional average run of form. As such, he has found himself jeered by the club’s faithful and this has spread speculation regarding his future at the club.

Craig Bellamy: A look back at a troubled Career.

Craig Bellamy is a player that his career suggests that there could have been more from the player. Checking through the list of clubs he played for his stints at Manchester City and Liverpool are the major reference points of his career.

The Welsh forward began his career at Norwich City scoring a good return of 32 goals in 84 appearances for the club which earned him a record transfer move to Coventry. However, his volatile and weird character which would affect his career showed at the club as he scored a paltry 6 goals in a season which saw the club relegated from the Premier League.

Craig Bellamy explains the difference brought about by Ole at Manchester United

Former Liverpool star Craig Bellamy has said that caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given more freedom to the Manchester United players which have brought the best out of their abilities. The Red Devils had dropped 11 points behind the top-four positions under Jose Mourinho at one stage before they took the decision to sack the Portuguese tactician.

Since then, Ole has been put charge on a temporary basis for the season and the move has certainly paid dividends with a team going through a seven-match winning run across all competitions. Owing to this, there has been widespread praise over the impact made by Ole and Bellamy has joined the bandwagon to praise the former Cardiff City head coach.

Bellamy still believes in Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy believes that Liverpool can qualify for the next round of the Champions League. He said that it will be difficult for them against Napoli but he believes that they have the necessary skills and resources to win the game.

He said that Liverpool has really grown in stature this season and that it is no coincidence that they are at the top of the Premier Leauge. He believes that players such as Salah, Firminho, and Mane have the necessary experience to play in these type of games and he is sure that they will be able to get a positive result in this game.

Craig Bellamy hails Christian Eriksen as a world-class player

Former Liverpool star Craig Bellamy believes Christian Eriksen can be classified as a world-class player after having watched his efforts for club and country over the past few years. The Denmark international was initially hit and miss kind of midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur but he has made immense progress under Mauricio Pochettino to become one of the first members on the team sheet.

As such, Bellamy has no doubts over the progress of the former Ajax graduate and the Welshman believes the midfielder could be put on the bracket among the world’s best, he said:“I don’t think I’m over-exaggerating this but I do class him as a world class player – a top bracket player. I really do, he’s that good. You can see with Denmark that everything goes through him; if they’re going to create anything going forward it goes through him so he made the difference in that team.”

Craig Bellamy poses his concern regarding Chelsea star Eden Hazard

Sky Sports pundit Craig Bellamy has said that Eden Hazard has the tendency to show up only when he feels like doing and that could hurt the club in the long-term. The Belgium international started the campaign in fine fashion with five goals from as many matches for the Blues before they witnessed a goalless stalemate at the hands of West Ham United.

Speaking after that game, Bellamy highlighted that Hazard had the tendency to choose games where he would perform and may not turn up when he has had enough with the manager, he said: “He picks and chooses. If I was Barcelona or Real Madrid of course I’d want him but I’d be concerned about his dips in performances. Once he’s had enough of a manager, he isn’t sure whether he will turn it on.”

Craig Bellamy believes Pep Guardiola could take Riyad Mahrez to the next level

Former Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy believes Pep Guardiola could transform Riyad Mahrez into a much better player than he was at Leicester City. The Algeria international joined the Premier League champions for a club-record £60m fee last month and he has since shown glimpses of his old self in pre-season.

Speaking to Star Sports, Bellamy hailed Mahrez as a ‘top player’ and he is intrigued to see how he develops under the tutelage of Guardiola, he said: “He’s been a top player, he’s done a great job at Leicester. It’s a great time for him to move on. He’s just another option. I know it’s difficult obviously because of the money that they’ve spent but it was going to take that type of money to get him out of there. I’m interested to see how he improves Mahrez. The best thing with Guardiola, he improves players, he makes them better.”

Craig Bellamy provides transfer advice for Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy believes the Reds should pursue one or two signings during the summer transfer window in order to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title next season. The Reds finished 25 points off the Premier League holders last season but Bellamy is still giving them a chance of winning the English crown with a couple of shrewd signings this summer.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Bellamy said: “You have to be optimistic about Liverpool next year. They have one or two players coming in. They need one or two players more. There is every chance they can compete with Man City. They have the firepower. They have the manager in Jurgen Klopp. They are a serious threat.”
Liverpool did not fare well against the top-six teams on the road last season but their overall performance against Manchester City was impressive to say the least. The Reds encountered the Citizens on four occasions in all competitions last term and out of those, they managed to outclass Pep Guardiola’s side on three occasions with top-notch performances throughout the team.

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