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Arsene Wenger full of praise for 'obsessed' Ramsey

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Arsene Wenger has highlighted Aaron Ramsey's "obsession" with improving as being the product of his exceptional start to the new season.

The former Wales captain, 22, overcame a broken leg back in 2010 against Stoke - and as a result of that poor form began to become prominent for the Gunner.

"He has a great spirit and he has an obsession - he wants always to be better," said Wenger.

The midfield man has managed to get on the scoresheet six times this season, the club's top scorer in all competitions.

He was sidelined for nine months after fracturing his right tibia and fibia after a horrific challenge from defender Ryan Shawcross in February 2010.

But Wenger insists that he was confident throughout his recovery and return to the side, that he would live up to his high potential, despite the awful hampering of his development .

"There is a basic rule in the game that if you have a big injury before the age of 20 you come back and redevelop completely normally," Wenger said.

"I was not too worried but you never know how deep the impact is psychologically. He had a little resistance to go into the fights for a long, long time - but now he is over it."

The long serving French manager believes that the change in Ramsey's game came with a u-turn of form which occurred late last season.

"He had a difficult period in the middle of last season when people became impatient with him and he lost confidence," Wenger added.

"Sometimes you give the players a little rest, they can rebuild that confidence in their game and come back stronger and that is what happened to him.

"I always thought he would score goals if he improved his technical quality because you always saw him in good positions in the box."

Wenger also decided to comment on the current dispute surrounding "rainbow laces" which are aimed at supporting a campaign about homophobia.

Arsenal are one of 92 clubs who have been invited to support the campaign and wear the rainbow laces. There is no pressure to wear the laces and it is up to the players if they will take part in the battle against homophobia, but Wenger believes the cause should be promoted as part of a wider initiative against discrimination in general.

"It is not needed to have every single week a different fight," said Wenger. "It is a kind of racism and it should all be included in the fight against racism."

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