Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal’s young midfielder. Where exactly does the Welsh international fare in the the eyes of Arsene Wenger. We all know the manager is certainly an admirer of the inconsistent star. But with Arsenal seemingly ready to purchase another central midfielder, most likely Marouane Fellaini, Ramsey’s appearances look certain to be reduced.
Arsenal’s number 16, Ramsey showed in patches last season why he is an Arsenal player. We all agree he hasn’t been anywhere near his old form, before that horrific tackle from Ryan Shawcross, but during the second half of the season, the Welshman stepped up and justified his place in the starting XI.
With Jack Wilshere set to revert back to a deeper lying role to accommodate Santi Cazorla, Thomas Rosicky and possibly Clement Grenier, in the attacking midfield position, Aaron Ramsey could find it tough going to reclaim a starting role when he is faced to compete with the likes of Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Marouane Fellaini and Abou Diaby.
Last season was a good stepping stone for Ramsey to build upon and I believe in a few years time, (when Arteta retires/departs) Ramsey will have developed into a permanent starter in the role Arsenal’s Interim captain finds himself in at this current point in time.
When comparing potential new boy, Marouane Fellaini, to current Gunner, Aaron Ramsey, you are made aware that it would be extremely difficult to for Ramsey to be selected in the starting XI, over one of the Premier League’s best, in current Everton man Fellaini.
This being said, Aaron Ramsey still has a major part to play this season. He has the ability, after grafting out last season and helping Arsenal claim a Champions League place, to continue to develop, even if it is from the bench and affect the outcome of matches.
Arsenal will be no doubt be adding depth to the squad and Aaron Ramsey can provide quality depth when called upon. He knows the formation inside and out and with a clean bill of health and his first full season completed, the young British midfielder will certainly be firing back to his best and back to the way we remembered him before his terrible injury.
Many fans will be discontent that Aaron Ramsey still has a future with Arsenal after many sub-par performances and want the Welshman to depart the club or at least go out on loan. This option is one to deeply ponder at the END of the 2013/14 season. Aaron Ramsey has settled well in his role and can and will certainly be called upon this season to help provide a solid base in the heart of the Arsenal midfield. Whether it’s from the bench or from the start of matches, Aaron Ramsey is more than ready to step up and reach the level we know he can perform at.
If by the end of next season, mediocre performances continue, then by all means, Arsene Wenger will have no choice but to look elsewhere for a player to fill the role of a central midfielder for years to come. But until then, Ramsey still deserves his shot at Arsenal and will hope to have an impact and look to force his way back into the Arsenal premier eleven.
As Arsenal fans, we should all want to see Aaron Ramsey succeed at Arsenal and be a Gunner for years to come. That fellow Gooners, would be the most ideal scenario for us and our Welsh number 16.
By SB (165)