Unfortunately for Aaron Ramsey, a three-month injury lay-off has seen his incredible form this season largely forgotten. It would be a shame if resultantly, the 23 year-old doesn’t go on to claim a slot in the PFA Team of the Year.
But in the first half of the campaign, the Welshman was unquestionably the best central midfielder in the English top flight and amongst the best in Europe.
In sharp contrast to his boo-boy status at the Emirates last term, Ramsey racked up an incredible eight goals and six assists in 17 Premier League starts. Most impressively, nearly all of the Wales international’s goals came from long range.
He also netted twice in the Champions League’s group stages, and domestically was averaging 3.5 tackles, 2.2 shots, 1.4 key passes and 1.5 dribbles per match prior to his thigh injury.
It seems that we’re finally beginning to see the real Aaron Ramsey, and it would be a huge shame if this recent sideline bout causes the Wales midfielder to revert back into the unconfident figure from last term who often appeared to be playing within himself.