Mertesacker backing ‘magnificent’ Ramsey to continue good form

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While Mesut Ozil has rightly drawn plaudits in the last few weeks for the quality of his performances, Aaron Ramsey has quietly continued his good form this season.

The Welsh international has three goals and six assists to his name so far this campaign, creating two goals in the recent 5-0 win over Huddersfield.

The 26 year old’s energy and workrate have become increasingly important in midfield, but the fact he’s contributing so regularly to goals is a positive.

Staying fit has been a big part of that, and club captain Per Mertesacker believes Ramsey is almost back to his best.

“Aaron Ramsey made two of our goals against Huddersfield,” he said. “He’s fully fit and he makes a huge physical contribution to our play, which everyone knows he’s capable of.

“When Aaron’s fit, he’s magnificent. He’s been efficient lately and is really coming back to his best.

“Aaron’s contributions in the final third were impressive but in the final half hour, I thought that was replicated by the whole team. That’s what we’re capable of, and that’s what we want to see more of.”

The Gunners face a stiffer test today when they host Man Utd, and another good Ramsey performance would be very welcome against a team which are strong in midfield.

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