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Ramsey puts Arsenal resurgence down to defence

22 April 2013 16:23

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has put his side's good run of form down to an improvement in defensive performances.

Arsene Wenger's side beat London neighbours Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage on Saturday to move into third place in the Premier League, with the Welshman saying the team are now defending more as a unit, helping them to pick up 16 points from the last 18.

Ramsey reserved special praise for centre-back duo Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, who scored Arsenal's decisive goal on Saturday.

He told the club's official website: "We're defending high up. Communication is good between the team and the two of them. Everyone is working for each other at the moment and I think everyone can see that.

"They were up for the battle and they topped off a good week for themselves."

Ramsey also spoke of his pleasure at being able to grind out a result despite the Gunners not being at their best at times and Fulham's strong record at Craven Cottage.

"It was important to win the game," he added. "We've given a lot in every game we've played this week and maybe that showed at times here. We weren't as fluid as we normally are but we dug in, kept a clean sheet and were up for the fight again.

"In the last couple of seasons, it's always been tough and it was no different again here. We kept a clean sheet and scored the goal so we're delighted."

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