Arsenal fans must have feared the worst at the start of the season when last season's midfield mainstay, Mikel Arteta, was ruled out of the initial few weeks of the new season with a thigh injury.
Even Aaron Ramsey's encouraging show in the last weeks of the previous season and sterling pre- season form was met with a somewhat deserved cynicism.
After all Ramsey before his leg break was part of Arsenal's young tyros who promised a lot but were yet to live up to expectations.
However at the end of the first month of the new season he has been the stand out performer in an Arsenal side, that after a horror start to the season at home is bucking the spate of injuries to key players and lack of big name signings up until deadline day.
The wins, home and away after the calamity of opening day has been built around Ramsey's tenacity and enterprise.
In a season ear marked as the one where Jack Wilshere comes of age and dominates the centre of the park it is his counterpart from Wales who seems to have stolen the thunder, for the time being anyway. When Wilshere is fully fit & firing, and Arteta overcomes his injury the prospects in midfield for the Gunners is indeed encouraging.
On a day when Mesut Ozil made his much anticipated and overall eye catching debut it was the young Welshman who stole the thunder with a match winning performance.
On the day, two goals, good link up play and a scamper - and - scurry style which was yet to endear him to Arsenal fans has gone a long way in ensuring the fans are yet to miss Arteta in the line up. That in itself speaks of the tremendous start Ramsey has had to the season.
Even though Arsenal lost top spot after Liverpool's draw at Swansea, early signs are that the Gunners will finally make a concerted effort for the title this season.
Chances are Aaron Ramsey may well be the catalyst for a trophy winning season for the Gunners.
These are still early days in the season but if that happens, it will finally convert the fans' boos directed at Ramsey to a new chant for a new club "legend - in - the - making".
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