The boss has spoken ahead of Sunday’s game at Southampton. Have a read of the key quotes:
on Aaron Ramsey’s situation being like Alexis’…
I don't see why, Sanchez was at the end of his contract. Aaron has a year and four months and I don't see why that will be a problem – it is always people wanting problems but you can't create artificial problems, I have enough without that.
The most important thing is that the player meets his needs at the club and the rest is less important.
Maybe Aaron has turned a corner as well because for a while he was a bit sceptical and I think the biggest congratulations you can give to Aaron is how well he has developed and how well he has turned everyone around and that shows a great personality.
on our home form…
It is difficult to take a bit of distance with that always and put it into perspective. If you look at our home season, people have seen good football here and I read somewhere that we were the third-best team in the league with our home results.
So we have just had a bad moment in February and of course after that it takes you time to recover and rebuild some confidence and credibility as well. We needed a few results together and that is what we have done recently.
Sunday’s game is important for us because we want to continue to win football games and the best way to come out of Thursday’s win is to win on Sunday.
The time is very short, you could see that in the second half against CSKA we suffered a little bit to maintain the physical quality of the first half.
So the question mark will be for me, who do I rest? Who do I bring in? Who recovers well? But the main priority will be to win the game.