Whilst Arsene Wenger has finally splashed the cash to bring German midfielder Mesut Ozil to the club, it is another one of midfielder's that has caught the eye with a series of impressive displays this season.
Aaron Ramsey is often criticised for not producing performances worthy of wearing the Arsenal shirt, yet so far this campaign he has silenced those critics, netting five goals in the Gunners' first six games.
It is not just his goalscoring that has improved either. His overall contribution to the team has seen him become Arsenal's lynchpin in the centre of the park, with his vast array of passing leading to dozens of chances for his team-mates.
In fact, during the comfortable victory over Sunderland at the Stadium Of Light yesterday, Ramsey managed an astounding pass accuracy of 92%, and his two well-taken goals ensured it was another superb afternoon for the Welshman.
Finally it seems Wenger can put his trust and faith in the 22-year old to produce his best football when called upon.
After Arsenal took the lead away at Fenerbahce in a Champions League play-off last month, the home side began to pose a much bigger threat, but Ramsey's strike just after the hour mark gave Arsenal breathing space that they so desperately needed.
He was on hand to hit a double in the return leg, too. A marked improvement from last season where he only managed to find the net four times. He has already surpassed that this time round.
With so much football still to play this season, it could be the best year yet for Ramsey, who has endured a rather beleaguered career at the Emirates so far.
A lot of expectation was thrust on his shoulders when he joined the club for around £4.8 million from Cardiff City back in 2008, and in truth he had struggled to cope with the pressure up until this season.
In a midfield that includes Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and now Ozil, few would have expected Ramsey to be the focal point of the team.
He might not necessarily have the creative attributes of Cazorla or the quick-feet of Wilshere but he has been vital to Arsenal's success in the opening months of the campaign, and Gunners fans will no doubt home he continues in his rich vein of form.
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