Ramsey was quoted as saying after he scored the winning goal in the 2014 FA Cup Final, as Arsenal came from two goals down to beat Hull City and finally end their trophy drought.
“I have dreamt about this day for many years as a young kid coming through and it hasn’t quite sunk in yet.”
It was all set for Aaron Ramsey to sign for Manchester United in 2008, but there was a late twist and he signed for the Gunners from Cardiff and since then, the Welshman has had ups and downs in his career.
He had a couple of loan spells at Nottingham and Cardiff but he was destined to shine in North London. He suffered from a horrendous injury when he broke his leg at Stoke in 2010, but the fighter,against all odds came back strong and established himself as a regular for Arsenal from 2013.
Wenger described Ramsey as “a player with a fantastic engine, good build, good technique and vision”
The Arsenal midfield engine has scored 11 goals and as many number of assists in all competitions this season. Wenger has played him at different positions as per need and the Welshman has delivered at all times for the team.
Ramsey is more of a Box to Box type midfielder who prefers to play in the number 10 role, but with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere in the Arsenal armoury, Rambo has to sit alongside Granit Xhaka to dictate play from deep. We have seen his ability to arrive in the box at key moments and score some really important goals. Be it providing long diagonals, sliding through balls, delivering crosses or scoring absolute stunners, Ramsey does it all for the team when on pitch.
His appetite of scoring against the big boys make him more of an asset to Arsenal. Midfield Legend Steven Gerrard has hailed him as the “best attacking midfielder in the Premier League” already.
But what next? What are Arsenal doing to ensure that the never stopping engine stays at the club for long?
His brilliant performances have led to the rumours of Barcelona wanting to sign him earlier, but the midfielder is committed to Arsenal as things stand.
Ramsey has just over a year left on his current deal, and there is already a sense of fear among the Arsenal supporters, that he might leave next year for nothing.
Some have raised eyebrows over his consistency but he is an absolute beast of a player when at his best and no one can deny his quality then. The major factor is that he is still 27 and has his prime years ahead of him.
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With Wenger departing, it remains to be seen as to how the new manager grooms him in his system but it’s an absolute no brainer for anyone who fills in Wenger’s shoes to build his team around the Welshman.
Arsenal have the consistency, the finance and stability and they have shown that in recent times when they signed Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and sent Gooners into Wonderland by extending Mesut Ozil’s contract until 2021.
Extending Rambo’s contract, coupled with 2-3 major incomings in the summer and the new manager will be all set to deliver silverware in his debut season and it will also show Arsenal are not messing around in here and are in with a shout for the upcoming season.
If all goes well at Arsenal, we could definitely see Ramsey wearing the captain’s armband in two years’ time.