Aaron Ramsey believes he’s close to top form following last season’s injury problems…
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has assured supporters that he is now free of injury and is feeling more sharp physically, despite being yet to rediscover his form of last season.
Ramsey, who is quoted by the Daily Mirror ahead of Wednesday’s crucial Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund, insisted that he is getting back to his best form after his difficult start to the campaign.
The Welshman has scored just twice so far this term, a stark contrast to the 18 goals he bagged last season. However, he has struggled with a hamstring injury and says he only began to feel sharp again against Manchester United on Saturday.
He admitted: “I think I had a hamstring injury and it takes a few games to get back to your best. In the last game was the first time in a long time that I felt sharp again and felt like I was physically there.
“Hopefully I can continue that and have a very successful season. It did take me a few games to get back. Against Manchester United was the first time that I felt physically sharp and where I could recover a lot better after my runs forward.
“But I’m not worried at all. I still believe in my qualities, and I’m confident that I can show that again this year. There will be plenty more opportunities.
“Maybe I was trying too hard (to score) but I’ve put that to the back of my mind and am focusing on other things. That will come naturally again. I’m still going to make my runs into the box. That’s my game.
“I also can get back and defend, and that’s what I mean by that’s the best I’ve felt [in a while at the weekend]. When I got forward, I could get back in time as well.”
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