It was certainly a strike those fortunate to witness it live won't forget in a hurry; Aaron Ramsey most definitely won't.
Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has admitted that Aaron Ramsey’s stunning Champions League volley against Galatasaray is the best goal he has ever witnessed, as reported on the club's official Twitter account.
With Arsene Wenger’s side flying into a 2-0 goal lead inside eleven minutes through Lukas Podolski and the first of a remarkable double for the Welsh midfielder, the Turkish giants probably felt their evening could hardly get any worse in a European group stage clash back in December 2014.
However, with half an hour on the clock, Ramsey consigned the hosts to further humiliation with one of the competition’s most memorable strikes in recent years, a first-time, 25-yard volley with his weaker left foot that soared into the top corner beyond the despairing, full-reach dive of Fernando Muslera.
And Iwobi, who made the Arsenal bench for one of the first times in his professional career in Istanbul, admitted in a jovial discussion with fellow Gunners’ attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that his team-mate’s strike ranks right at the top of his list.
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Ramsey’s sumptuous long-ranger was one of ten goals he netted in all competitions for Arsenal across 2014/15, having accumulated a career best sixteen in a long-awaited breakthrough campaign the year before.
However, injuries have once again halted the progress of the 25-year-old just as he was starting to fulfil his potential, although such moments of individual brilliance prove he possesses the raw talent to develop into one of Europe’s top midfielders if his fitness and form remain untouched.