February 2010 was a dark, dark month for Ramsey. During a clash against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, the Welsh midfielder became the victim of a horrific challenge from Potters defender Ryan Shawcross that left him nursing a broken leg.
Such a serious injury saw him on the sidelines for a long while and it evidently took time to shake off both the physical and psychological effects. Indeed, many Arsenal fans eventually grew tired of Ramsey's seeming inability to live up to his early billing at the Emirates Stadium.
This season, however, it has been a totally different story. The former Cardiff City starlet has been in imperious form for the most part, with his resurgence the catalyst for Arsenal's rise back to the summit of the Premier League.