Why the Form of Ramsey is So Crucial for Arsenal! by AT
When Aaron Ramsey scored the last-minute winner against Crystal Palace in the first game of the season, we all thought that the Welshman was picking up from where he left off for Arsenal last season. But twelve games in to the season, we can see that Ramsey is one of several Arsenal players who have failed to show up so far this season, an observation that can be backed up by his performance against Manchester United.
By this time last season, the midfielder already had around eight goals in all competitions and was our best player in an Arsenal side that was perched comfortably at the top of the table. In addition to scoring goals, the Welsh international was making them as well. He also provided steel in midfield, orchestrated the play and there were also individual moments of brilliance, as we saw against Norwich City at the Emirates. So where is that Aaron Ramsey this season?
While the most obvious reason for his dip in form will be the long-term injury he suffered at the back-end of last season, he did come back from that very well and even fired the Gunners to victory in the FA Cup final. Perhaps he is feeling the weight of expectation on his shoulders now that the Arsenal fans know what he is capable of. Another potential reason could be that he may have been given more defensive responsiblity considering the make-shift back-four that Arsene Wenger is forced to put out because of the injuries.
But whatever the reason for his dip in form, the Arsenal boss has to find a way to get the best out of Aaron. I firmly believe that any potential success this season will depend significantly on whether the Welshman can back to his best and produce the performances that we know he is capable of. Without a doubt, Rambo is one of our most important players and if we can get him firing again, it will go a long way in getting the Gunners to start firing again.