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Have Arsenal found their star in Ramsey?

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Smashing their transfer record would be an understatement.

Arsenal landed the unlikely signing of Mesut Ozil, the young German from Real Madrid, for a staggering £42.4million, on transfer deadline day, despite Arsene Wenger promising Arsenal fans that he wouldn't repeat the last minute signings like those in 2011.

Ozil is seen by the vast majority of the footballing world, as one of the best in the world, and his exceptional assist rate proves this.

So with all this praise and hype, Mesut travelled up to Sunderland for his Arsenal debut. This was at first surrounded by doubt, first due to the sickness he, and fellow German international Per Mertesacker, had contracted, and secondly because he had had only one training session.

However Wenger kept to his guns and Ozil started, what many Arsenal fans hope will be, a long and successful career in North London.

It took a mere 11 minutes for him to show why he cost a significant amount. A long ball from Jack Wilshire found Ozil who masterfully controlled the ball and, after a quick look up, played a beautifully weighted ball to the big figure that is Olivier Giroud, who surprisingly managed to stay on his two feet and slot the ball beyond the helpless Westwood. 

However it was not Ozil who was the brightest star in this galaxy of players.

At the beginning of last season many Arsenal fans were dreading seeing his name on the team sheet, but a spell of fantastic form, which started at the later stage of last years campaign, has seen one of the greatest changes in a player. I am, of course, talking of the ex-Welsh captain Aaron Ramsey.

There are many indicators of how much he has improved, most obviously his five goals already in this season, in as many games, compared to his one last year.

Last year Ramsey was shy on the ball, and nearly every pass went backwards or to the opposition. He now has the confidence not only to play clever through-balls, but also to get into the penalty area and challenge the defence.

He even went as far to go for a volley, which countless players would have avoided, and to the delight of the fans, manager and himself, saw the ball sneak past the goalkeeper. 

For me he is a new signing for Arsenal, full of energy and confidence and most Arsenal fans will be optimistic to see what the future holds for this new found talent. 

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