Wenger: Ramsey never hid

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Arsene Wenger has praised the character of Aaron Ramsey after admitting he worried about whether or not to start in him in certain home games last season.

Even the biggest Ramsey fans would admit that his form was poor for a period, but the Welshman became a lightning rod for greater frustrations and was certainly written off by sections of the fanbase.

However, his desire to keep going and to play his way through that spell has paid dividends as he’s now the most confident man alive and, possibly, the most in-form midfielder in European football this season.

That spirit is something Wenger touched on yesterday, saying, “We always saw that he had a good engine. He has another quality in that he does not hide to take the ball – and when he makes a mistake, he doesn’t hide again. For me that is a quality. He is always available to take the ball and play.

“Let’s not forget that one year ago people were saying to me, ‘It’s difficult to play him at the Emirates’. You could see there was an impatience with him at the Emirates.

“When their own confidence is down, of course they are in trouble. But he is a confident boy. But you have to give him credit for that transformation – the credit goes to him because he could deal with that. He could come back, never give up and convince everybody that he has the needed quality.”

And while some will give props to the manager for believing him and his talent, the boss is keen to give to all the credit to the player himself.

“You have to give him credit for that transformation – the credit goes to him because he could deal with that. He could come back, never give up and convince everybody that he has the needed quality.”

It’s still an issue which prompts a lot of ‘told you so’-ing, and Tweets from certain loud-mouthed celebrities who got it wrong … so very wrong … it’d be good if the divisiveness could stop and folk just enjoyed the resurrection.

Amen.

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Steve

Love watching Ramsey play and as Wenger says he has got one hell of an engine

goonies

Wenger is a deep person. He looks for those things we would normally assume and with his intellect enables you to see meaning.

“he does not hide to take the ball …..when he makes a mistake, he doesn’t hide again. For me that is a quality”

Anura

Agreed. Makes the point even greater when you look at the likes of Bendtner who is posing away his talent.

masterofthegoonaverse

and the swimming pool door

AfricanGooner

Gotta love the Welsh Jesus! I happily admit I got hugely frustrated by him last season but never have I eaten more scrumptious humble pie!

Nigerian_Gooner

I’m not even going to pretend, i was one of those that didn’t believe in Ramsey.
I’m glad i was wrong.

Unnecessarilystupid

Which loud mouth sleb could you possibly be speaking of?

sisore

Amen to Welsh Jesus

Mooro

I had so many barnies with mates about his ability to cut it, so to them I would just like to say – I told you that my opinion was different to your opinion, however my opinion was markedly less wrong than your opinion. With respect.

Mooro

Normally. Unless I’m dealing with the fuckers that are meant to collect my bins.

Jagger

On the subject of sticking with Ramsey, I have played a lot of FIFA 13 over the past year and started well over 20 fresh career modes as Arsenal manager, with the usual clearing of deadwood in the 1st transfer window. I have bought and sold well over 500 players, including Wilshere, Giroud, Szczesny, Cazorla etc. but I have NEVER EVER sold Aaron Ramsey in any of those careers.

I always said to myself when doing this: “Son, one way or another you are going to be the superstar you deserve to be…”

Jagger

I know right? I should have got the most useless cunt of the month when Ramsey got his player of the month. I shall write the FA a strongly worded letter about giving credit where credit is due…

Harsh

actually, in FIFA Manager 13, i have played him regularly and he developed explosively just like this. He actually won the player of the season award.

OzGooner

Sorry to thumb you down Harsh but you’re a bit of no-it-all knob.

Shasha

Jacky and Rambo will be like our xavi and iniesta. Bet fabregas wants to come back. So do Persie and Nasri.

DöubleDöubleDöuble

I’d welcome Cesc back, but Van Persie and the chinless cunt can go fuck each other – not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

The wrongness comes with what I’d like to see them fuck each other with.

True Red

Who wants van Judas and Na$ri back? Fuck then both

Handsome George

Indeed, in the end it has been pretty good letting go of those who doese not want to be here. UTA!

True Red

*them

HitsMan

Ramsey has proven a lot of people wrong and now we, the same people who moaned at his presence in the team sheet, are enjoying his success. I, personally, didn’t think he was terrible but there were times when I wanted him out the line-up.

I’m just really happy for him now and it makes you realise how fickle we as football fans are. Not generalising, as there were some who believed in him from the start. Just, well done Aaron. Well done.

J0hnire

Hail Ramsey, full of grace
The blogs is with thee.

Let us all enjoy the resurrection of the welsh Jesus, amen.

AnythingArsenal

Ramsurrection!!

titus

Ramsey scores a hatrick, alan hansen d…..

Peter

There should be an apology banner for Ramsey at one of our home games. He had to put up with some real shit and even asked us to be patient.

Let him serve as lessons to us.

1 – Be patient with the younger players.
2 – Our respect for Wenger IS justified. He DOES know

LiberianGooner

I will say I always had faith in the Welsh Jesus. He is young and had a horrible injury.

eternalflamini

Ramsey never hid, and now he’s handing out the hidings.

eternalflamini

[eternalflamini has now left the building]

Bamford13

All of this lavish praise should be tempered by the fact that Ramsey was God-awful against United. Simply awful. Basically the Ramsey of old. He passed to them more than he did to us, with at least two or three egregious give-aways, one in our defensive third. I’m glad Aaron has played so well in the attacking third this season, but he still has many limitations. I wouldn’t expect pollyanna Arsenal fans to acknowledge this, though.

eternalflamini

some people clearly still haven’t learn their lesson.

Bamford13

OK, apparently he was fantastic against United. Not sure which game I was watching. My mistake.

GunnerIn

First off, he wasn’t that bad. Second off, the team was entirely off the mark. He was also playing with the flu. Did you also per chance catch the Marseille match? MoTM easily.

I’m guessing that this is a lame attempt at trolling because you simply can’t be an Arsenal fan and post drivel like that.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Fuck off Stewart Robson.

Vermaelen's Death Stare

Looks to have the makings of a Gerrard. Can’t wait to see if I’m right

obisingledigit

How ironic that Ramsey stopped killing celebrities after discovering his killer instinct in front of goal