When Arsenal paid £5 million for Cardiff City Aaron Ramsey back in 2008, many people felt Arsene Wenger had signed one of the hottest prospects in British football.
But ever since then, Ramsey has struggled to gain a first-team place at the Emirates Stadium due to injury and poor form. His worst injury to date came at the Britannia Stadium in 2010 when Arsenal played against Stoke City.
Fellow Welshman Ryan Shawcross flew into a slide tackle with Ramsey and snapped the young Arsenal stars leg in the progress. Shawcross was subsequently sent off and left the field in tears.
Ever since Ramsey made his return in a reserve game against Wolves, he has slowly built up the form he was starting to show before that horrible injury. Things have been looking up for the 22-year-old who has scored 14 goals so far for Arsenal from the holding midfield position.
His link-up play with fellow youngster Jack Wilshere has progressed massively and the two are now carrying the Arsenal midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
With those two in the holding midfield and Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and record signing Mesut Ozil in the attacking midfield, Arsenal fans can expect lots of goals from striker Olivier Giroud.
Ramsey is the captain of Wales and maybe does not get enough credit for what he does for his country. Obviously, Gareth Bale steals all of the headlines for the Welsh football team due to his spectacular talent but Ramsey is incredibly consistent and has scored his fair share of goals already for his country and looks set to continue that form for years to come.
Ramsey has started this season very well, scoring three times in two legs against Fenerbahce in the Champions League qualifiers. He has also scored for Wales in their first game of the season.
So, if Ramsey can continue this early season form alongside Wilshere in the Arsenal midfield, he can expect a bright future at the club.
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