Team-mate tipping young midfielder for success.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is expecting big things from Aaron Ramsey, saying this season could be ‘his season’, in an interview with the club’s official site.
Ramsey received numerous accolades for his dominant midfield display in the Gunners’ impressive 3-0 away win to Fenerbahce last night, and seems to be close to rediscovering the kind of form he showed before a career-threatening injury in 2010.
The Welshman suffered a broken leg after a horror challenge from Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross, after he had been becoming an increasingly influential member of the Arsenal first-team, and his form has not quite been at its best since he made his return at the end of the 2010/11 season.
Walcott is impressed with Ramsey’s progress, and benefited from the midfielder’s vision yesterday, after being played in with a neat through-ball before setting up Kieran Gibbs for the team’s opener in Turkey.
“I said to Aaron at the start of pre-season that he was looking very sharp, very fit,” Walcott said. “He’s worked so hard throughout the whole summer and pre-season, and he wants to show people what he can do.
“It’s a massive year for him and for everyone. He’s had his injury problems as well but I think this season is definitely going to be Aaron’s, definitely.”
Ramsey signed for Arsenal from Cardiff City as a 17-year-old back in 2008, with the north London side beating off competition from Manchester United for his signature.