I don’t know about the rest of the Arsenal fans, but I have been a bit worried about how the team would cope after Jack Wilshere picked up his latest ankle injury during the unlucky loss to Manchester United a couple of weeks ago.
The loss of Wilshere, even though he was showing his best form for a long time at the start of this season, would not normally have been such a concern because our other young British central midfielder Aaron Ramsey had eclipsed Jack in the last year or so and would probably have been the first choice anyway.
At least that was the case last year but the Welshman has been a shadow of his former self this season. And it seemed to be linked to his lack of goals, with Arsene Wenger telling him to relax and go back to basics and the goals would come.
That is exactly what the TV pundits have been saying as well but things are much easier to say than to do. Thankfully Ramsey seems to have a great respect for his manager and has trusted Wenger and changed his game accordingly.
And what a result!! Not only does Rambo now have three goals in the last two games, he is a strong contender for goal of the season after that sensational strike against Galatasaray. There will have to be three unbelievable goals scored in the next year for Ramsey not to be up for the next Pushkas award.
Beautiful a strike as it was, the thing that spoke to me was the confidence and calmness that Ramsey displayed, telling me that he is now happy and comfortable again and last season told us just how vital that could be for Arsenal.
Just as last season was wrecked by Ramsey’s injury, I really believe that his return to form could transform this one, but for the better this time. Do you agree?