Aaron Ramsey believes he’s finally overcoming his injury and form issues and is ready to ‘push on’ a player in this Arsenal team.
The Welshman admitted he was aware of criticism of his performances, particularly when played out of position, but is glad to have been given a chance to show what he can do in the middle of the park.
Speaking to the official Arsenal magazine, he said, “That was very frustrating for me. I had a bit of stick but I wasn’t playing in my main position and obviously I had been through a lot.
“I think people are starting to realise that now I’m coming back, looking sharp again – and it’s a great feeling winning people over, proving you are capable of doing a good job and are a good player.
“I’m confident in myself, and I think I can push on to the next level now.”
The former Cardiff man also pointed to the team’s revived fortunes and put it down to collective hard work.
“I think people can tell, especially with the way we’ve been playing of late, that everyone is doing their jobs for each other now. We’re working as a team, winning the ball back in dangerous positions high up the pitch – and everyone, not just one or two, is doing that.
“We’re playing good stuff and everyone’s putting the work in, communicating well and enjoying themselves out there.”
There may not be much to enjoy in the final, nerve-wracking, three games of the season, especially as results have outshone performances in recent weeks, but hopefully they can keep the momentum going and get the points required for a top four finish.