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Aaron Ramsey - 169 More passes than any other Arsenal player

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has made 169 more passes than any other Gunner.

The sheer scale of Aaron Ramsey's dominant form in the heart of Arsenal's midfield reveals itself in the statistics.

The Welsh international midfielder has been named the 'Player of the Month' by Arsenal fans, for the third in succession, winning a whopping 72 per cent of the vote.

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A detailed look at just how Ramsey has performed to achieve this feat, shows that he really is the glue in the Arsenal midfield that keeps them ticking over.

Ramsey does not have the highest passing completion rate in Premier League games this season, still a high 86 per cent, but below Mathieu Flamini's 92 per cent.

There is a reason the usually highly accurate Welshman's level is below that of Flamini, for he has actually made more than 170 passes than the new addition, albeit in two more games.

Ramsey has this season made 434 successful passes, 169 more than the nearest other Gunner, Per Mertesacker on 269.

They are followed by Mathieu Flamini (261), Mesut Ozil (262) and Jack Wilshere (258).

Ramsey makes an average of 71 passes per game, compared to Ozil's 65 and Flamini's 56.

The Arsenal man has attempted 500 passes this season, and only two players in the Premier League have tried to make more - Yaya Toure (544) and Michael Carrick (583).

At the rate he is going, it is hard to believe Ramsey will not be in contention for the big awards at the end of the season if he can continue his consistent run of form, which really began towards the end of last season.

With goals to his name too, and making more tackles than any other Gunner, Arsenal are very lucky to have the Welsh international in their side leading the way.

Can Ramsey win the big Premier League awards at the end of the season? Is a place in the 'Team of the Year' nailed on? 

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