The stats that show Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey is back to his best

The Welshman hit the headlines with a stunning 2013-14 season but has been hampered by injury in this campaign, now it looks like he is back on form.

It was the breakthrough season of 2013-14 that made Ramsey a key feature of Arsene Wenger's Gunners team, as the former Cardiff man scored 18 goals from 38 appearances in midfield.

But this season, when the Welshman was looking to progress as a top class midfielder, he has been hampered by a series of hamstring injuries. Ramsey suffered his second hamstring injury of the season against Galatasaray in December, and only four weeks into his first team return he suffered the same injury in a 2-1 win over Leicester.  

But Ramsey returned to the Arsenal team in March and has been instrumental in the Gunners winning their last eight games on the trot, finally suggesting that he can fulfil his potential and become the influential midfielder Wenger hoped he would be when he signed him from Cardiff in 2008.

In particular, Ramsey has seen his form pick up in the last five games: 

  PositionTeamMins PlayedGoal AssistGoalsTotal Scoring AttOntarget Scoring AttTotal PassAccurate PassAppearances
Aaron Ramsey MF Arsenal 359 3 3 10 5 273 236 5

These figures include the 3-0 win against West Ham, the valiant but ultimately unsuccessful 2-0 Champions League win in Monaco, and the last three Barclays Premier League wins against Newcastle (won 2-1), Liverpool (won 4-1) and Burnley (won 1-0).

24-year-old Ramsey has scored three goals in this period, against West Ham, in Monaco and the decisive goal at Turf Moor on Saturday. Ramsey has also contributed with three assists, as Arsenal have raced into a rich vein of form as the season's end approaches. The stats also show that Ramsey has an excellent 86% pass completion rate in these five games, a hallmark of Arsenal's successful brand of football.

It should be noted that Ramsey has also scored for Wales during this period, bagging the opening goal in the impressive 3-0 win in Israel two weeks ago.

Now, after an injury-plagued season, Wenger will be hoping Ramsey can stay fit and continue the fruitful contribution which could yet land another piece of silverware.

Ramsey was the Wembley match-winner when the Gunners came from 2-0 down to beat Hull 3-2 in last season's FA Cup final, and with another Wembley semi-final date with Reading on the agenda this weekend, Gunners fans must fancy their chances of adding another trophy to their haul.

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