Arsenal fans have definitely seen the best and worst of Aaron Ramsey over the years, but Arsene Wenger has always supported the young Welshman during his times of trouble, and even kept faith when the young Ramsey was going through an appalling run of form.
Now it seems that the Spanish giants Barcelona have set their sights on taking him to Cataluña to join their star-studded team, and our own legendary Thierry Henry understands how hard it is to turn down a move to the Nou Camp having done the very same thing when he had had enough of Arsenal.
Henry said: “I went when I was getting to a certain age where I didn’t know how much I had left in the tank and I had seen other players leave Arsenal,”
“It is not an easy club to say no to but Aaron is still young and hopefully he can win a title at Arsenal because as a Gooner I don’t want to see him leave, especially when I can see him maturing as a player and the future looking bright for him.
“I am a big fan and I think he has grown as a player and become a man. He wants the ball more, he wants to command the field, have an impact on the game and for the midfield to be his.
“It was normal after his injury just to concentrate on getting back into the team because at Arsenal, that’s not an easy task. Then he went into a great moment last year scoring important and amazing goals but there was another injury and when you lose your place at Arsenal it takes time to get back and he did struggle.
“But I’ve seen something change this year. I’ve seen him grow as a man, become more mature, not scared to take control of the game and I see it with him playing for Wales too.”
Personally I can’t see Ramsey leaving Arsenal, not now we are trying to build a team that could even challenge the likes of Barcelona in the Champions League next season. I guess the only big difference is that he would be 100% guaranteed to win trophies in Spain, but surely we will be up there challenging with the very best in the next couple of years…..
Onwards and Upwards!