Ex-Liverpool star blasts Aaron Ramsey after Arsenal draw

The former Liverpool midfielder describes Aaron Ramsey as the 'main culprit' after Arsenal are pegged back by Anderlecht

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Dietmar Hamann has criticised Aaron Ramsey for his performance after Arsenal squandered a three-goal lead against Anderlecht on Tuesday night.

The Gunners looked on course to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League after taking a 3-0 lead but a second-half fightback from the Belgian team stunned The Emirates as they snatched a 3-3 draw in north London.

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Hamman felt that Arsenal’s “naive” approach to the game cost them dearly, and singled out midfielder Ramsey as the “main culprit”.

“The naivety is staggering,” Hamann said on Sky Sports. “They were still attacking at 3-0, 3-1 with five and six men at a time.

“All they were interested in was scoring goals, they didn’t think about the team’s success, the win. In the end they got the ultimate punishment.

“It’s not acceptable for a team that wants to win trophies at the highest level.

“One thing I learned in football early on was that if you need a rest, you take it at the back. You don’t run forward so you can’t get back. In the end they attacked with five, six players, all interested in scoring.

“The main culprit was Ramsey. He wanted to get on the scoresheet. He wasn’t interested in the team’s success, whether the team was going to win or not concede and secure the three points. They wanted to get on the scoresheet and in the end they got punished.”

The result leaves Arsenal needing a point from their remaining two group games to secure their passage into the last 16.

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