Liverpool’s Joe Allen has hinted who he believes could have been the player of the season in the Premier League last campaign.
Allen has said that his countryman Aaron Ramsey was on course to take the best player crown, had it not been for his injury worries.
The award eventually went to Allen’s Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez, who scored 31 times in a season that so nearly ended in glory for the Anfield club.
But the 24-year-old has hinted that Ramsey may have been the one to receive the accolade had he not suffered an injury set back in December, and has praised both him and his other Welsh countryman Gareth Bale for their excellent seasons.
“Every player wants to achieve things and seeing Gareth and Aaron do what they did last year is an inspiration to do well,” Allen told WalesOnline.
“Those two are incredible players who have incredible seasons. Gareth has reached the pinnacle of club football and had a brilliant season at one of the biggest clubs, if not the biggest club, in the world.
“And Aaron before his injury was arguably the player of the season in the Premier League.”
Ramsey missed half of Arsenal’s season in total, making 23 appearances in the Premier League, but still managed to score ten times in an injury plagued campaign. His fitness troubles also came at a time where Arsenal were at the summit of the table, leaving questions as to what could have been for the Gunners had the Welshman avoided injury.
Ramsey’s season will still forever be remembered though, after he scored the winner in extra-time of the FA Cup final against Hull City, where he ended Arsenal’s nine-year trophy drought at Wembley.
Arsenal will be looking to regroup ahead of a decent season that promised much better, and Ramsey will be key in spearheading another title charge.