The midfielder has found his form at the start of the Gunner’s new season and scored a goal in each half of yesterday’s 2-0 win against Fenerbahce which saw the Gunners qualify for group stages of Champion League for the 16th consecutive season.
The Wales international, who spent eight months out with a double fracture in his right leg during 2010, is now hopeful of his best season yet at Arsenal if he can stay injury-free.
According to Arsenal official website, he said :
I’ve always been getting into the positions, even last season, but maybe I’ve not been so composed in the shot to score the goal. I feel confident at the moment and things are just happening naturally out there. Hopefully it will continue.
I think with the injury I had, it takes a long time to overcome that mentally. I’m over that now and I feel like I’m confident again. Things are happening naturally on the pitch so I’m feeling good out there at the moment.
Confidence is such a big thing in this game and I feel like that’s definitely been the biggest change. Towards the back end of last season and into the new season I’ve felt so much more confident out there and I think that’s the biggest change really.
Ramsey has fond memories of the team’s last two home games against Tottenham and is hoping for a repeat performance. He added :
It’s going to be a great game,” he said. Both games are going to look forward to it. We’re at home and we’ve been successful over the last few seasons. We’ve had three good results now where we’ve been really confident and hopefully we can take that into the Spurs game.
[The 5-2s] were fantastic games. They were just great games. We didn’t start off too well in those games and the way we came back and the way that we handled the game and won both games was quite special. Hopefully we can do the same again.
Aaron Ramsey is arguably the most important player at Arsenal right now, helping to compensate for the loss of Mikel Arteta through injury. In the space of a week, Ramsey chalked up a man-of-the match performance in Arsenal’s opening Champions League match against Fenerbahce. He then followed that up with an assist and another strong showing against Fulham and backed it up with 2 goals against Fenerbahce in the second leg of the tie.
Ramsey again showed why he’s one of the more underrated midfielders in world football. He netted two goals from just two shots, but it was his passing and control in midfield that stood out the most completing a staggering 91 percent of his passes. The stellar start to the season is due to the fact that he has been pushed higher up the pitch this season whereas last season he sometimes played down the right wing which doesn’t cater to his natural tendencies as a midfielder because he’s not a winger.
Few times last season he has also been asked to sit in front of the back four but he’s not that sort of player and the defensive side of his game is nowhere near as productive as his attacking prowess and creativity. But with Wilshere along side him he now has the freedom to burst forward knowing that Wilshere can cover behind him.
Ramsey has always been a superb player in possession because his vision is superb and he reads the game as well as anyone else in the Arsenal senior side. The most important thing is that his confidence is very high at the moment and he seems to be enjoying his football.
Expecting to see more from Ramsey this season. What do you say Gooners?