By Giuseppe Muro

Aaron Ramsey saw many positives in Arsenal’s performance against Newcastle on Saturday and was happy with a point after playing out the final 15 minutes with ten men.

The controversy surrounding Gervinho’s red card has taken media attention away from what was a very promising display from Arsène Wenger’s side in their first outing of the new season.

Arsenal barely gave Newcastle a sniff at the back, were fluid going forward and Ramsey, who was himself hugely impressive in midfield, was pleased.

“I thought we performed well, defended well and looked solid from set-pieces,” he told “We created chances as well but just didn’t take those opportunities.

“All in all, we are very pleased with our performance today. Especially when we went down to ten men, it was good to get a point out of the game in the end.

“The players adapted well to going down to ten men and we even created one or two chances at the end. We are pleased with the result. “

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15 Aug 2011