In the grand scheme of things, one of the most important things that happened to Arsenal Football Club this season may well turn out to be the medical staff at the club getting to the bottom of the reason why Aaron Ramsey kept picking up little muscle injuries that recurred and kept him out of the Arsenal team for a lot longer than they should have.
A throwaway line from Arsene Wenger a few weeks ago suggested that the club now knew why and that the problem had been fixed. If that is true it is absolutely fantastic news. Not just because we will have the Wales international available throughout the season, but also for the extra freedom it allows the midfielder to play with.
Rambo has come back into the Gunners team with a bang and he carried that excellent form onto the international stage yesterday, with a brilliant performance, capped by a great headed goal, that was only denied a Man of the Match award by a top game from Gareth Bale.
It occurs to me that Ramsey needs to be able to play without any caution to really show his talent, but when he does he can be one of the best central midfielders in the world. He is now reminding Arsenal fans and the football world in general why he was our Player of the Year last season and was being talked about as a candidate for the Premier League award before his injury.
That injury cost us the title in my opinion. Don´t forget that he made the difference in the FA cup final victory and consider that we did not have him in the middle when we put on that poor show against Monaco at home or when we lost to the spuds.
If Arsenal are going to win the title next season and go further in the Champions League, we need Ramsey at his best because Arsenal are just not the same without him. Is he the most important player for Arsenal?