Aaron Ramsey’s form has been somewhat erratic this season, with injuries hampering him somewhat. He has found his best form once again in recent weeks however, and claims it is down to the fact that he is trusting his natural ability, as reported by the Arsenal’s official website.
The 24-year-old was arguably one of the best midfielders in the world last season, which made his performances in the first half of the current campaign all the more frustrating.
He has now revealed the reason for his dip in form however, insisting that he was trying too hard to replicate his displays from last year, instead of letting his natural talent shine through.
“That was probably what I was guilty of at the beginning of the season where I got off to a good start and then the goals dried up a bit,” he said.
“Then I started focusing too much on how to score, putting too much power on the ball when I should have just let it happen naturally. It’s nice when you don’t really think about it too much and just do it.
“Throughout this season I’ve had injuries and it’s taken me a couple of games to get back into it.
“With my style of play, I like to get up and down the pitch, that’s why it takes me a couple of games to get back into it, to get my fitness up again.
“When I’ve been out for that period of time and getting back into it, it’s quite challenging for me physically and that tires you out in certain things like your decision-making.
“It’s important for me to get a couple of games in so that I feel I’m ready to go then.”
We have started to see what Ramsey is capable of once again in the last few games, and although he didn’t get as much credit as the likes of Mesut Özil, Olivier Giroud, or Alexis Sanchez, he was vitally important during our 4-1 win over Liverpool.
He was deployed on the right in the absence of Danny Welbeck, and his energetic and high pressure approach produced plenty of mistakes from Brendan Rodgers’ side. He was instrumental in the first goal, and finished the game with two assists.
Hopefully he can continue in this vein for the rest of the season, as we look to push on in the FA Cup and the Premier League.