92% pass-accuracy; 2 assists: Aaron Ramsey impresses, despite failing to score in victory

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey impressed throughout his weekend cameo against Liverpool.

Arsenal tightened their grip on a top four finish, moving nine points clear of their top four rivals Liverpool on Saturday afternoon with a 4-1 win at home in the Premier League.

Goals from Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners 3-0 ahead, before Jordan Henderson pulled one back from the penalty spot for the visitors.

In the dying stages, Olivier Giroud completed the scoreline with a fabulous strike from the edge of the 18-yard-box.

Aaron Ramsey's name may have been absent from the scoresheet, but his involvement in Arsenal's crucial victory will not be easily forgotten. 

  AssistsShot Accuracy (%)Key PassesPass Accuracy (%)TouchesTackles WonInterceptionsTotal ClearancesMins Played
Aaron Ramsey 2 100 2 92 45 2 1 1 62

As the Opta Stats suggest, everything the Welshman touched at the Emirates turned to gold.

Ramsey played two key passes in his hour cameo, both of which concluded in goals; his fourth and fifth assists of the season. Meanwhile, he came close to scoring with his only shot at goal. 

He was excellent in possession, despite playing in a slightly unfamiliar wide-right role, accruing 44 touches and completing 92% of his attempted passes. 

Meanwhile, he gave a comprehensive shift, in which he won two tackles and made one interception in midfield, with a single clearance rounding off a dogged display. 

He may not be stealing the headlines like he did last season, but Ramsey's performances in the centre of the park will not have gone unnoticed by the Emirates faithful.

His teammates have understandably stolen the plaudits, but the Welshman continues to prove his quality, just as he did at the Emirates on Saturday. 

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