Aaron Ramsey sends determined message to Arsenal team-mates about The Emirates

The Arsenal midfielder wants the Emirates Stadium to become a fortress this season

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey Photo: Aaron Ramsey / Instagram

Aaron Ramsey has urged his Arsenal team-mates to transform The Emirates in a fortress.

The Gunners were 2-0 winners against West Bromwich Albion in north London on Monday night to close the gap on their title rivals.

Arsene Wenger’s side were fortunate to escape punishment after Shkodran Mustafi appeared to bring down West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez in the penalty area.

Arsenal edged into a 20th-minute lead when Alexandre Lacazette headed home from close range after Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick hit the woodwork.

The Gunners doubled their lead in the second half from the penalty spot courtesy of Lacazette’s second goal of the night after Ramsey won the spot-kick.

Arsenal have beaten Leicester City, Bournemouth, Cologne, Doncaster Rovers and West Brom in their five home games at the Emirates Stadium this season.

Ramsey urged his Gunners team-mates to maintain their home form and build The Emirates into a fortress this season.

“We want to make this a fortress and we have three wins here now,” Ramsey told BBC Sport. “Hopefully that can continue.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a Champions League spot.

The Gunners signed Lacazette in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon in the summer transfer window.

The north London side brought in Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac in a free transfer from Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04.

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