Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was quick to explain that his decision to withdraw Aaron Ramsey from the game midway through the second half was to protect the Welshman from getting badly injured, after he had taken a terrible knock in the first half from former Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone.
Huddlestone got a bit of the ball, and then plenty of the man as he crashed into Ramsey’s shins with his studs and the Welsh international was forced to hobble off briefly in the first half.
Ramsey returned though to the game to score Arsenal’s second goal of the match and then provided the assist for the Gunners’ third and Alexis’ second.
Ramsey looked predictably disappointed when he was replaced by Jack Wilshere with nearly half an hour still left in the game, but Wenger was quick to explain his decision in his post match interview.
The Frenchman said, “Aaron Ramsey got a big kick and that is swollen but it should not be too bad.”
The good news though appears to be that he will be fit to take the field next week when Swansea visit the Emirates.