Arsene Wenger believes patience was the key to unlocking Aaron Ramsey’s potential and the midfielder is now proving his manager right.
The Welshman is currently in the form of his life, netting six goals in seven games whilst being an influential part of the team. His work-rate is second to none and is finally reaping the rewards of a lot of hard work.
He never really got a long run in the team since his £5 million move from Cardiff City before a horror injury at Stoke kept him out injured for a long time. Players like Abou Diaby and Eduardo, who suffered similar injuries, never recaptured their previous form and the same doubts were cast over Ramsey.
It took a little while but towards the end of last season the Welshman showed glimpses of his glowing potential but he has been Arsenal’s best player so far this season and is now the first player on the team sheet.
Wenger knew of Ramsey’s talent and despite fans turning on the Welshman, he kept faith with the player but is still surprised at how well he has started the season.
“Honestly, I didn’t expect Ramsey to score so many goals. He’s especially improved in his passing, his technical quality. He was always in good positions in the box, but scoring is a bit cyclical. You have periods when it goes in and others when it doesn’t For me the most important thing is the quality of his game.”
“I decided to be patient with him because when you have been injured for such a long time it takes a while to get back to your best. The only thing is, you never know if he will come completely back. But when you are injured before 20, you come back to your normal level and improve like you have not been injured.”
“Aaron is playing well and that is most important, as it is that he continues to improve.”