London: Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey said it was hard to watch the London club’s Premier League title challenge fall away in his absence after revitalising their push for a top-four finish since returning from injury.
“Obviously it was a very difficult time for me to be on the sidelines for three months watching on, especially after what went on at the start of the season,” Ramsey told a television channel.
“It was a frustrating time but I’m just delighted to be back now... Hopefully, I can put in some good performances before the end of the season.”
Before his injury Ramsey had been playing the best football of his career, scoring 13 goals in 27 games in all competitions.
“Aaron Ramsey is getting back to full fitness and sharpness, but everyone played well on Sunday,” manager Arsene Wenger said. “It was a good team performance as it will be when you win 3-0 away from home in a game you have to win.
“We have had to cope with five to six players all out at the same time and we have done as well as we can. You live in the real world.”
Podolski scored twice for the second consecutive game and his exploits in front of goal have prompted questions about whether he is best suited as a central striker or on the left side where he has frequently been used.
The 28-year-old, however, said his focus was on winning games rather than his own role.