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Aaron Ramsey dominates Arsenal Player of the Season votes to win award

Aaron Ramsey

The Welsh midfielder was crowned Arsenal's Player of the Season, with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny coming in second and third place

Aaron Ramsey has won Arsenal’s official Player of the Season award after receiving over half of all votes casted by fans of the London club.

Ramsey was nominated for the award by 58% of the supporters that voted on the club’s official website.

It is reward for a fine season, in which the Welshman was an integral part of Arsenal’s success.

Indeed, there is a feeling that if he could have stayed fit for the entirety of the campaign then he would have made the difference in allowing Arsenal to sustain their title challenge.

The Gunners had looked to be in with a chance of securing the Premier League title up until the turn of the year, but their form dipped at the same time that Ramsey picked up an injury and they could not keep up with the pace of the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, who all finished ahead of them.

Despite this absence, Ramsey was still impressive enough to secure the award and it is a fully deserved reward for a fine campaign.

The 23-year-old has taken some time to find his feet at Arsenal, after showing glimpses of potential in previous seasons, but this year he has found a consistency to his game that has struggled with before.

It is reward for the patience and perseverance that his manager, Arsene Wenger, has shown in him and he has now formed a reputation as one of the finest midfielders in the Premier League.

Ramsey scored 10 goals and made eight assists in his 23 Premier League appearances this year, whilst he also scored the winner in Arsenal’s FA Cup win – ending the club’s nine year trophy drought.

The energetic central-midfielder beat his club team-mates Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny to the award, with the centre-back pairing finishing in second and third spots.

Mertesacker received nearly 13% of the vote, narrowly beating Koscielny, who got 12% of it.

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