Arsenal starlet getting back to his best

Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal midfielderArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has stated that he is only now getting back to his best form after overcoming lengthy injury rehabilitation.

The Wales international suffered a broken leg after a horror challenge from Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross in February 2010, and the Emirates Stadium man feels he is only now getting back to top form three years later.

“I had a really bad injury and it takes a while to get back to your best,” Ramsey told Mirror Football.

“But I’m feeling good, confident again and it’s like I’m getting back to my old self and the form which got me here in the first place.

“It’s always difficult to overcome things like that in life, a lot happened last year for me, there was loads of things going on off the pitch for me as well but I’m feeling happier now and hopefully that’s showing now in my performances.

“I think I grew up a lot as a person while I was going through it. It does make you stronger and it’s just getting over the mental side of it.

“As soon as you get back into it, the confidence thing comes into it, but once you get over that and start playing again it’s a thing of the past then.

“I spoke to a number of people who had similar injuries and they reassured me through it all. They had nothing but good advice and I was patient, didn’t want to rush back and wanted to make sure everything was right,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight