I suppose it is a bit harsh for Arsenal fans to complain about the form of our Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey. After all, the Wales international has already missed a few games through injury and there are only two Arsenal players that have scored more than his three goals so far this season.
But there is no doubt that the central midfielder has not been quite at the same level that he was playing at last season, when he silenced the doubters among the Arsenal fans and the football media alike with fantastic performance after fantastic performance, with the added bonus of 16 goals, some of them absolutely crucial like the extra time winner in the FA cup final.
So maybe we just expect a little too much from him, although Arsene Wenger has put forward another theory and it sounds pretty plausible to me. In an Arsenal.com report, the Frenchman suggested that it is Ramsey himself that is too concerned with matching his form of last seaon, especially on the goals front.
Wenger said, “A midfielder is a player who defends well, attacks well and keeps his priorities right.
“He’s not a goalscorer, so he has not to be obsessed by that. I just want him to do his job well. The goals are the consequence of the quality of his game. I don’t believe that he has to be obsessed by that.
“He’s running after consistency. He’s one of the players who has been very efficient last season.
“Since the start of the season, he has not had a consistent run. He’s now coming back – he has been sick as well.”
And maybe the fact that Jack Wilshere, his main competitor for a starting place, has took up the baton and started to show some of his old form has put a little bit of added pressure on Rambo. But now he is back from injury and Jack is not fit to start against Anderlecht, so if Ramsey listens to the boss and just plays his game without worrying too much about whether or not he will score, surely his form and the goals will come. Do you agree?