Aaron Ramsey Emerging as Key Player for Arsenal

By James Roeling
Aaron Ramsey
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After all the criticism that Aaron Ramsey has endured over the past few seasons at Arsenal, he is finally enjoying the best form of his career. Many had written off the Welshman as he struggled in the midfield often opting for the more difficult pass rather than playing it simple.

Ramsey’s poor form over the last few years could have something to do with the horrendous tackle from Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross back in 2010 that broke the Arsenal man’s leg. It took Ramsey a long time to get over the injury physically, and it seems like he has finally gotten over it mentally as well.

Ramsey is the top goal-scorer for Arsenal this season as he has scored seven in all competitions, and it looks like they will keep coming. He has notched four goals in the Champions League so far and is only one game into the group stage, which shows that he is not just scoring in blow-out wins. His goals have carried an importance so far this season as Arsenal sits atop the Premier League table. No Arsenal fan ever doubted his commitment, but now his simple passing and good decisions have transformed his game into the complete package.

Arsenal defeated Stoke City 3-1 on Sunday with Ramsey finding the back of the net again. The addition of Mesut Ozil has added a creative force to Arsenal’s midfield, which has allowed Ramsey to get forward a little more than normal. This has proved to be a catalyst for Ramsey’s attacking presence early in the season.

If Ramsey had any reservations about playing against the team in which he suffered his severe injury against, it did not show. His tireless efforts in the midfield are commonplace now, and his attacking prowess continues to develop.

Past seasons have seen strange superstitions emerge stemming from a prominent celebrity dying every time Ramsey scored a goal for Arsenal. He has left those silly notions in the dust with multi-goal games and man-of-the-match performances. The only thing left to do for fans now is to admire his play and hope that the form continues.

For Arsene Wenger to continue to believe in the player after so many had written him off is a testament to the vision the manager has. His trust has paid off as Ramsey has become a vital part of the Arsenal midfield. The Gunners are in fine form right now and will be looking to continue their masterful midfield performances.

Next up for Arsenal is West Brom on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup. There will likely be a lot of rotations in the squad, but the midfield should have plenty of quality with Ramsey likely starting.

James Roeling is a soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @JamesRoeling, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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