Giroud’s positive contribution to this club is very similar to Ramsey going off the same criteria people are labelling Ramsey a legend.
Longevity, contribution in cup finals, tons of clutch goals, slumdog story, international star and tons of great goals and link up play throughout his time here. Giroud is a legend the same way Ramsey is.
What has Ramsey done for this club that elevates himself above Giroud?
So a fan vote is what elevates Ramsey above Giroud? That’s pretty thin tbh
Its selective memory to highlight his two above average seasons out of years of inconsistency and various other issues. Fact there isn’t a public out cry about him leaving tell you all you need to know
@Aussiegooner - This isn’t a discussion about who the better player is. It’s about contribution to the club during their time here. Giroud and Ramsey’s output is similar. Theres no basis to view Ramsey’s arsenal career as more accomplished or more productive than Giroud’s
Ramsey’s 13/14 season when he was a top 5 player in the league elevates him above Giroud in terms of contribution to the club, I know he’s inconsistent and all that, but Giroud never had a season in the same ballpark.
I agree that Giroud was a level below some of the midfielders he has played in front of but I wouldn’t include Ramsey in the same sentence as Sanchez, Ozil or Cazorla.
He is hard working and has had some great games for us but there have been too many times where there were long stretches of average performances and his inconsistency was very frustrating.
He scored some good goals for us but was also often a selfish player that would go for the spectacular shot, seeing the ball go way off target, rather than passing to a team mate who was better placed.
Under Wenger he was never a regular starter, so he wasn’t as important to the first team as some a making out and it seems as if Emery is of the same opinion.
Ramsey starting consistently for Juventus is more an indication of the lack of quality at Juventus right now. The midfield has been a problem for a couple of seasons now. They have failed to adequately replace Pirlo, Pogba, Vidal and Marchisio.
In terms of contribution in the Emirates era (performances + not behaving like an absolute cunt) I’d rate him 4th behind Cesc, Kos and Santi. I am not sure whether this entitles him to legendary status, but he’s certainly in the list of the better individuals we’ve had in the recent past.