Arsene Wenger picked a strange winner for his man of the match nomination following Arsenal’s impressive 3-0 win over Cardiff on Saturday. One would have thought that Aaron Ramsey would have been the firm favourite to be named the man of the match following his two goals versus his former club, but Wenger opted to name the crowd as the man of the match following their great behaviour and respect for Ramsey returning to Wales.
Ramsey decided not to celebrate his two goals against Cardiff and Wenger praised the way the midfielder conducted himself.
“I believe he’s happy that he won the game, that he came back and played well,” Wenger told Arsenal.com. “But as well he has shown respect for Wales and I have a big respect for the crowd who appreciated that.
“You go to a lot of games and you don’t see that a lot. Usually people get booed when they score against their [old] team.
“The crowd deserves to be man of the match.”
One has to agree with Wenger here, the crowd were fantastic and Ramsey him self thought so too:
The fans were incredible today, really appreciate it. Very special to play in Cardiff again, proud day
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) November 30, 2013