Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that midfield ace Aaron Ramsey is in with a chance of becoming the Player of the Year this season, reports The Metro.
However the Gunners boss was keen to stress that it's a long season and the Welsh international will have to continue to play at the standard that he has set this season.
Ramsey was in fine form this past weekend as he struck twice in Arsenal's 3-0 victory over Cardiff City and move onto eight Premier League goals for the season.
And, after another fine performance from Ramsey, Wenger told reporters: "He has been outstanding until now. You want always to jump into the future but we have to enjoy the present.
"If he keeps playing like that, of course [he will be player of the year] but it has only been a third of the season."
However the Gunners boss has revealed that he will look to rest Ramsey as the season progresses.
Wenger is keen to help the Arsenal ace continue to progress and doesn't want to overplay his star man.
The Gunners boss continued by saying: "I have to treat him like the other players and give him a breather when he needs it. I want him to continue to develop, but he is so young you imagine why should he stop his development now?
"Let’s not forget that one year ago everyone questioned him. That shows you that he deserves credit for that – he has turned a corner and he can continue to improve."
Ramsey could be in action for the Gunners once again this week as they play host to Hull City at the Emirates on Wednesday and will be hoping to keep their strong lead at the top of the table.