Arsenal fans have been known to accuse Arsene Wenger of having his favourite players that he will keep playing whether they are in good form or not and one of the players this has been said about most in recent years is the Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
As we know, Rambo proved his many critics like Piers Morgan wrong and his manager right when he enjoyed a storming season and really found the knack of scoring goals. I still believe that Arsenal would have won the Premier League that season if Ramsey had not strained his thigh on Boxing Day and missed around three months of the season.
But he has had a few injury problems and has now lost his place in central midfield to Santi Cazorla and although Wenger has stuck with him and kept him in the starting line up, it has been out on the right. Whether that is the reason or not, Ramsey has struggled to influence games as much and has yet to score, something he is desperate to put right as soon as possible, as a Daily Mail report reveals, and he is trying to use the case of Alexis Sanchez to keep his confidence up.
He said, “That’s how it goes. You get frustrated and then all of a sudden a few games down the line one comes and the next thing you know you’re scoring on a regular basis again.
“Hopefully I can be there soon as well. I don’t know how long it’s been since my last goal, I just know I haven’t got off the mark yet this season which I’m disappointed with.”
Ramsey may find it difficult though, especially if Wenger does what many Arsenal fans want and drop him. With the dynamic and dangerous Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pushing for a place and looking a lot more dangerous on the wing, the Welshman could soon find himself on the bench.
However, he nearly changed the game when coming on against Olympiacos, but that was in central midfield, proving again that this is clearly his best position. So how does Wenger get the best out of one of his favourite players?