91 touches, 70 passes and 4 shots - Arsenal's MOTM, the best in the league?

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey was once again the match-winner for Arsenal in their match at Cardiff today, scoring a brace in their 3-0 win.

Aaron Ramsey was signed up by Cardiff City in 1999 as a youth product, and quickly earned plaudits as one of their most brightest talents. Ramsey made his first team debut coming on as a sub against Hull City in 2007, he quickly built up a reputation and as a result had the big clubs lining up for his services.

Arsenal eventually broke the will of Cardiff City with a bid of around £5 million and made a big impression early on in his Arsenal career, making both his Champions League and Premier League debut within 3 months of his move. 

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Fast-forward to the current day, and you wouldn't be far wrong if you were to say he is the best centre midfielder in the world on current form, today proved again that he can be the difference for Arsenal this season as they chase the Premier League trophy.

Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners in the end thanks to two goals in the last 10 minutes. Aaron Ramsey scored the opening goal with an header from a superb Mesut Ozil cross, the goal caused applause from both Arsenal and Cardiff fans and the goal was not celebrated from the Welshman. The German playmaker was at it again, this time sending a through-ball into the path of Mathieu Flamini, who smashed it top corner.

The Cardiff academy prospect then completed his brace following a scintillating break from Arsenal and allowed Theo Walcott to set up Aaron Ramsey to complete the scoring for the match. 

The Welshman once against proved to be the hub of the team, and racked up impressive statistics from the match.

Touches - 91 - more than anyone else on the pitch.

Passes - 70 - more than anyone else on the pitch

Pass accuracy - 86%

Key passes - 3 - only bettered by Ozil

Shots - 4 - only bettered by Giroud

The talk of him being a flash in the pan seem to be dead and buried, we could well be looking at the best centre midfield player in the league.

images: © wonker, © joncandy

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