How Ramsey has fared this season, so far? by SE
Aaron Ramsey’s rise to prominence in Arsenal colours has been slow, and yet a progressive one. And, it’s fair to say that last season the Welshman had everything going for him. As a midfielder, he was driving forward; scoring goals at will and, more importantly, was productive for Arsenal. At times, his linkup play with Ozil was a sight to behold. Now, the apparent thing is that it is one hell of a predicament to repeat such performances in the following season, which, in my opinion, is what is happening, so far.
Coming to the 2014/15 campaign, there’s a smidgen of skepticism that the Welshman hasn’t hit his stride just yet. However, his utility to the side as a midfielder, according to the stats, suggests that Ramsey is pulling the strings, effectively. Read on.
In the three Premier League games that Ramsey has been involved in, for the entirety of 90 minutes, he has managed to complete 86% of his passes successfully. Cazorla, who has played alongside Ramsey in the last couple of games, has a slightly better pass completion rate than the Welshman. The Spaniard has completed 89% of his passes successfully, taking into account that he played just 17 minutes in Arsenal’s comeback draw against Everton.
When it comes to chances created: The 23-year old Ramsey has created 6 outright chances for his teammates, which is also second to Cazorla’s 9.
When it comes to the real deal of scoring goals, Ramsey has scored two of Arsenal’s five goals for the season. In fact, Ramsey’s goals are of immense significance, such as his injury time winner against Crystal Palace and the dab which inspired an Arsenal comeback draw against Everton, have rescued three crucial points for the Gunners.
It is not that Ramsey hasn’t impacted Arsenal positively; on the other hand – we are yet to see him score those sumptuous volleys from the edge of the 18-yard box – make those darting runs from the middle of the park, which, after all, has what got us glued to watching this Welsh wizard. Fact of the matter, however, is that we are just a month into the season and, surely, Ramsey has a lot more to offer.