'Confidence' and 'ability': those are the two causes for the inspirational form of Arsenal's latest box-to-box sensation Aaron Ramsey, who scored the game's only goal in the club's Wednesday, November 7 victory over Borussia Dortmund in Group H of the Champions League.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has suffered great criticism during his 17-year tenure at Drayton Park, perhaps perfectly highlighted by the censure he has received for his faith in perpetually injured or out-of-form players. Robin van Persie repaid Wenger's loyalty in him 37 goal haul in his concluding Emirates season prior to joining Manchester United.
Abou Diaby is yet to get the chance to repay Wenger.
Ramsey, though, has improved many facets in his playing style to prove his own doubters wrong, as pointed out by Wenger who said that one year ago, a majority of pundits and fans were saying: 'Ramsey cannot score goals. He's in the box in the right positions but he cannot score.'
Thumping the ball into the back of the net has become something of a forte for the 22-year-old, who has returned 11 goals in all competitions for Arsenal this season - the same total amount he returned in his previous five years at the club.
Wenger continued, as quoted by the club's official website: 'This season he scores game after game. I was always positive with him because when you watched the games again he was always in situations where he could be dangerous. This season he has gained confidence and he has an unbelievable engine to go from box to box.'
He concluded: 'Confidence and his ability of course makes him a dangerous player.'
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