Arsene Wenger insists that young Welsh dynamo Aaron Ramsey can only get better after proving his potential with a tremendous performance against Chelsea on Sunday.
The 20-year-old played arguably his best game in an Arsenal shirt at Stamford Bridge pulling the strings behind Robin van Persie, playing incisive passes to the likes of Gervinho and Theo Walcott and on several occasions bursting behind the opposition back four himself.
Finding his feet after two months as a regular starter at the Emirates, Wenger told assembled press ahead of tomorrow night’s match with Marseille that the former Cardiff City man appears to have finally overcome the fitness problems associated with his horrific broken leg.
“He is on the way up,” said the Frenchman. “Aaron was out for one year when he was just getting into the team. That is tremendous. It is completely normal that he improves now because he is young. And there is still a lot of improvement for him.
“Secondly he is back to his full physical potential which is huge. We see that when we analyse the games. The worry we had is that he might be touched by being out for such a long time when it comes to the challenges. I have been impressed by the way he dealt with the whole situation.”
Having scored against both Tottenham Hotspur and Marseille and made a number of attacking assists in other recent games, Arseblog News has to agree with Arsene that Ramsey does indeed appear to be on the way up, despite having an horrific tattoo on his leg.
That he has shouldered the burden of being the creative hub in a side which until a few weeks before the season started had the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Jack Wilshere to call upon is no mean feat. Let’s hope he can stay fit.
Despite all that, I have a sneaky suspicion that having been put in front of the press today he’ll be on the bench tomorrow.