The Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey just raised the bar in a big way. Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Xhaka and others have produced but Ramsey’s Panenka penalty to open the scoring in a top of the table qualifier away to Serbia has to be the best so far. As an Arsenal fan you have to ask why Rambo does not show his top quality in club colours so much.
Whether Ramsey thought he had been hard done to with a lack of game time I have no idea, but in reality I feel hen did little to press for a regular starting place in my opinion. You could say that for a lot of Gunners though and to be fair to Ramsey I have been a fan for years but I do feel he gives more for Wales than for Arsenal.
He certainly stepped up for them today, with a cheeky Penenka penalty that even the top players think twice about. The fact it was in a crucial international at a hostile away fixture makes it even more remarkable but perhaps the reason most are talking about it is because it happened in the same ground as the original spot kick by the Czechoslovakian international star Antonin Panenka (hence the name) against the German keeper Sepp Maier that won the 1976 Euro championships. (Did he know?)
The Wales international Aaron Ramsey may not have had the most stunning of seasons for Arsenal Football Club, but the reasons for that will surely be the subject of plenty of talk and right now are besides the point. He certainly ended the season if fine fettle though, netting that wonderful winner in the FA cup final. For Wales tonight and on many other occasions you cannot fault him and often the same is true for Arsenal, but is it often enough?