It is safe to say that the Arsenal fans have been left a bit disappointed by the contribution made by Aaron Ramsey, the young Welsh midfielder that was our stand out Player of the Year last season. But I think we are a bit harsh on the lad and I think he puts too much pressure on himself as well. If the 24-year old can just relax and play his game, I think that Arsenal will start seeing the best of him again and that would be a major bonus as we face a crucial couple of months.
The standard Rambo set for himself throughout the last campaign, with 16 goals including some real belters and the FA cup final winner against Hull at Wembley, plenty of assists and his all-round game with heavy work rate and aggression in central midfield, has been weighing on him this season.
Arsene Wenger spoke earlier in the season about how the Wales international was trying too hard to score and after that Ramsey started to play his natural game more and then he did start to find the net. His six goals this season is not too bad after all, especially when you consider he has missed a fair chunk of the season with injury problems. Only Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck and Cazorla have scored more and the Spaniard has had plenty of penalties.
The manager declared recently that the club has got to the bottom of the recurring muscle problems and that will hopefully allow Ramsey to play with more freedom. I think we have seen that already in the two sub appearances against QPR and Man United, when Ramsey got stuck in and made a difference as soon as he came on.
Just relax Rambo! You know you can do it and so do we! Another FA cup winner coming up?