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Aaron Ramsey rises as a Premier League star

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After the first ten matches of the new Premier League season, there has been much hype surrounding the performances of new signings like Mesut Ozil for Arsenal and Alvaro Negredo for Manchester City.

However, one man who has been at the Emirates Stadium for the past five years has well and truly stood out from the rest, and that is Aaron Ramsey.

Ramsey started his career at Cardiff City, where he made 21 appearances and scored two goals. He was the youngest player ever to play for the Bluebirds, at 16 years and 124 days old. In 2008, Arsenal signed the young Welshman.

In the past he has often been living in the shadows of his precocious teammate Jack Wilshere, but this season Ramsey has finally made the step up as star man.

His dynamic performances for both and country have even put him ahead of Arsenal vice-captain Mikel Arteta in the pecking order. Ramsey is the sixth highest scorer in the Premier League so far this term, just two goals off the top spot. He also leads all midfielders in finding the net.

At only 22 years of age, Ramsey has earned 30 caps and has scored eight goals for the Wales national team.

Nicknamed "Rambo" by fans, Ramsey is characterised by his hardwork both on and off the ball, as well as his never-say-die attitude. This, coupled with neat passing and wonderful shooting ability, has transformed him into an insuppressible force.

Back when Ramsey was just a 17-year-old, Wenger aptly described Ramsey as a "player with a fantastic engine, good build, good technique and good vision". That is exactly how he has turned out today.

Of course, there is no forgetting the horrific incident during the 2009/10 season, where Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross flew in hard on Ramsey during a Premier League match, which resulted in the midfielder sustaining a double fracture in his right leg.

This kept him out of action for almost a year, but Ramsey bounced back even stronger, and although it has taken him another 12 months to get his career completely back on track, he has returned with a bang.

This year has truly seen the rise of the Welshman, and right now that is not Ryan Giggs coming back from retirement.

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