To be honest I was expecting the Arsenal and Wales international midfield star Aaron Ramsey to show something like his best form during this international break, just as he did for Wales last summer at Euro 2016 in which he was included in the team of the tournament. In some ways that would have been even harder for Arsenal fans to take after his pretty pathetic season.
That was not the case though, as Ramsey produced the sort of performance for Wales in their World cup qualifier away to the Republic of Ireland that has had Gooners groaning and scratching our heads all year. I hate to say it but Ramsey is making the loud mouthed rantings of supposed Arsenal fan Piers Morgan seem to make sense.
I really thought Ramsey had proved Morgan wrong but ever since that great season when the Welshman had clicked and it looked as though his goals and performances might lead Arsenal to the title until yet another injury setback struck, Ramsey has been going backwards and you could even say that this season has been his worst ever in an Arsenal shirt.
I thought that a lot of the blame for this was down to Arsene Wenger as Ramsey only seemed to be really motivated for his country, but yesterday’s lame effort which saw him replaced before the hour mark suggests differently. Is it time for Arsenal to give up on our misfiring midfielder?