Arsenal manager Unai Emery said Aaron Ramsey is a “very important player” for the club after his goal of the season contender in the 5-1 win at Fulham.
A contract offer to Ramsey was withdrawn last month but the Wales star showed his quality when he created and finished a stunning team move to help the Gunners to a ninth straight win in all competitions – their best run since April 2015.
“For me it was very important for him to take confidence and take that first goal,” Emery told BBC Sport.
“He did not start in the first 11 today but when he was on he scored within a minute and that gives confidence for both him and us.
“We are happy because I think this shows the commitment we have in training and the quality and the understanding of our tactical position.
“I think we are in the first competition in the world, and we must keep taking confidence.”
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