Aaron Ramsey’s season has been one of great highs and severe lows, with his outstanding early-season form followed by an injury setback that saw him face a sustained spell on the side-lines.
But it appears things are now on the up once more, after the Welshman midfielder signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal worth a reported £90,000-a-week.
The player has shown this season the early buzz prior to his switch to the Gunners was justified, but at just 23 – and now set to stay at the Emirates Stadium for at least the next five years – how good can he become?
According to once ex-Arsenal star, he has the potential to replicate the career one of the best midfielders currently playing in England.
It is quite a statement from the player once known as the Romford Pele, but Ramsey showed prior to Christmas that he has the attributes required to excel in the centre of the park, with his 13 goals and seven assists significantly better than Gerrard’s return in the same period – although the Liverpool man has since gone on to score a total of 11 goals and provide 11 assists.
But 10 years Gerrard’s junior, there is no reason why Ramsey cannot become just as influential for the Gunners as the England international is for the Reds.
And then, in about a decade, Ramsey may find himself moved into a deeper-lying role and thriving there, too, just as Gerrard is now.