Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has put his return to form down to focusing on his natural game after admitting that he became too concentrated on his lack of goals earlier on this season – something Arsene Wenger warned him about – the Welshman told Arsenal Player.
After a sensational season last year, scoring 17 goals from midfield including the winner in the FA Cup final, Ramsey gained plaudits and would have been a major contender for all the individual awards had he not missed four months of the season with a thigh injury.
Ramsey looked like picking up where he left often when the season started, netting in the Community Shield win against Man City before adding two more goals in the same amount of Premier League games.
However, hamstring problems and his obvious obsession with goals meant that the former Cardiff man went through a rough period and after some stern words from Wenger (via Arsenal.com), it seems as though he has got his priorities right.
“That was probably what I was guilty of at the beginning of the season where I got off to a good start and then the goals dried up a bit,” Ramsey said.
“Then I started focusing too much on how to score, putting too much power on the ball when I should have just let it happen naturally. It’s nice when you don’t really think about it too much and just do it.”
Ramsey has eight goals this season in all competitions this term and coincidentally, most have come in games where the midfielder has produced the kind of all-round performances many know he is capable of.