Ramsey has been a player that has been divided by the fans probably the most over the last few years. Alongside Theo Walcott, Ramsey has been slated over the years as well. A wasted player on the pitch often offering very little however this season, again like Theo Walcott, Ramsey finally regained form and returned to the player we all remember him as before that horrible leg break that he experienced a few years back.
It was back in 2010 that Ramsey suffered what could have been a career ending injury when he was tackled by Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross. Ramsey recovered in due time however his form never did and it seemed as if the all the great qualities in this player with massive potential had been lost.
After his return he struggled for fitness and his performances were poor and it led to the Welshman being sent out on-loan to a few different clubs, including his former club Cardiff City, whom Arsenal paid a reported £4.8 million for Ramsey back in 2008.
With the fans on his back and his actions being criticized at every moment it seemed as if his time as an Arsenal player may have been coming to an end. The fans often wondered why Wenger continued to have so much faith in Ramsey and now it seems that the Frenchman was once again the genius and right to keep Ramsey.
Last season, especially towards the end of the campaign, we witnessed many of the qualities Ramsey had shown prior to his massive injury. His passing, defensive work rate as well as his engine build meant that he shone in Arsenal’s tough fight for a Champion’s League spot and he turned out to be one of the more important players in that period. In fact he even won Arsenal’s player of the month and was praised by fans and players alike for his performances towards the end of the season.
Although his stats may not display his fantastic effort, if you watch his work rate and effort that he puts in, it’s clear to see that the player we all once knew Ramsey as is finally returning after around 3 years since that torrid day in Stoke on the 27th February 2010. I’ve got a feeling Ramsey will play an important role in our team next season and if successful we could well see Ramsey and Wilshere being the structure of Arsenal’s midfield for many years to come.