Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been in a rich vein of form so far this season winning tackles, making assists and surprisingly, scoring goals. This has prompted pundits to label this period as the best time of his career but rather than resting on his oars, Ramsey has warned that his best is still yet to come and I can’t but agree with him.
“I think there is more to come, I’m still only 22, I still need to do better and learn a few more things but the boss (Arsene Wenger) is telling me about that, things like positioning defensively.
“So there’s definitely more to come and I’m looking forward to that. When you haven’t got the ball, while we’re defending – sometimes I am not always where I need to be.”
“I need to be playing well, be involved in the game and taking these games by the scruff of the neck and keep doing the things I’ve been doing.”
“It’s nice to be recognised with comments like that,” he added. “But I try not to take too much interest and let it affect me. I just try to focus on my own game and what I need to do to improve. I just try to keep on enjoying my football.
“At the back end of last season I noticed a change in myself. I got my confidence back, started playing some good stuff again and that’s carried on this year.
“The confidence is flowing throughout the team at Arsenal at the moment. We are top of the league, playing some good stuff and I think all the players are feeling good at the moment.
“All of us just want to get out there and play as much football as we possibly can at the moment.”
Very good words from Ramsey. I also believe his best is still yet to come. He is just 22 which means his best footballing years are still ahead of him. Now, he is still learning the ropes and it is important to keep his feet on the ground and not allow himself to be carried away by the encomiums coming his way. He could go on to be the next Paul Scholes because he is a box to box midfielder and has shown some traits of the former England and Manchester United midfielder. He tackles and shoots well. At Arsenal, he is one player that isn’t scared of shooting even when it is unusual like the sublime volley against Sunderland but he needs to improve on his passing. Scholes was renowned for accurate long passes, I believe Ramsey could also be good at long passes. He has time on his hands and under a manager like Wenger, he can only get better.