Aaron Ramsey was a revelation for Arsenal last season. He scaled the heights with his inspiring performances scoring 16 goals in all competitions for The Gunners, including the winner against Hull City in the FA Cup final.
However, the Welsh international has been unable to repeat the same fate in recent times. Following the 3-3 draw against Belgian side Anderlecht in the Champions League and the recent run of 3 goals in 17 appearances for both club and country, club legend Charlie Nicholas accused the Wales midfielder of playing ‘Hollywood football’.
Ramsey spoke in an interview after their 0-0 draw against Belgium in the EURO 2016 qualifiers reiterating that:
“I’m not worried. I know my qualities,’ said Ramsey. ‘I’ve had a few injuries this season and I’m just getting back.”
The 23-year old has struggled to find form since sustaining a hamstring injury against Spurs in September. He attributed that as part of the reason why his performance has been sub-par:
“To be honest, I’m still not 100 per cent physically there. It does take a bit out of me,” said the midfielder. “It will take me a few more games to be back to my best. I’m not worried. Certain criticism from people is unfair.”
In a form of constructive criticism, manager Arsene Wenger admitted that Ramsey needs to focus on getting his ‘priorities right’ between attack and defence.
Ramsey will return to his club duties to prepare for the clash against Manchester United on Saturday 22nd at The Emirates.