Arsene Wenger talks up star: Without him our potential diminished

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal boss in full praise of Aaron Ramsey.

Not for the first time, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has come out in praise of Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey and his importance to the side.

In fact the Frenchman claims it is Ramsey rather than £42 million man Mesut Ozil who is key to the Gunners unlocking their attacking potential.

He told Arsenal.com: "Losing Ramsey as well diminished our offensive potential. I'm sure we'll come back next season and score more goals."

Before his thigh injury, Ramsey had scored eight Premier League goals, joint highest with striker Olivier Giroud.

The midfielder proved his pedigree by returning to that same form at the end of the season, and finished it in style by netting the extra-time winner in the FA Cup Final against Hull City.

Arsenal scored 68 goals, their lowest in the Premier League for five years, and Wenger blamed the injuries to his players for that.

"We missed goals [during the season] and that's what we want to improve [on]," Wenger added.

It shows Ramsey's progression to be thought of as a key source of goals. He ended the campaign with 10 league goals in 36 games, where last season he scored one in 36.

He is quickly emerging as a leader for this Arsenal side, and one who has the ability to do just about anything.

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