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Ex-Liverpool captain: Ramsey is Arsenal's new Vieira

Aaron Ramsey has received glowing praise from pundit Jamie Redknapp.

Aaron Ramsey followed his blistering start to the Premier League season with another goal for Arsenal in their win over Swansea.

The Welshman has eight in all competitions for the Gunners, scoring in each of the past four consecutive games.

His all round composure and control of midfield has seen him become a key man for Arsenal, with the North Londoners two points clear at the top of the table.

Former Liverpool captain and SkySports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Ramsey is as important now as a former legend at the club, Patrick Vieira.

"Ramsey is their go-to man at the moment. He was outstanding again today and certainly in the second half, he drove the team on.

"Last year when he got into those areas, would he be driving forward? I really doubt it. He would probably back up the play

"This year, he wants to carry on. He desperately wants the ball & I felt all game he was the player they looked to all the time.

"When I used to play against Arsenal, I always used to think about Vieira.

"Whenever they were in difficulty, the first thing they would do is pop it into Vieira, because they knew there was a bit of safety and a bit of calmness about his game.

"That's exactly what he's (Ramsey) becoming for them. It's early, it's seven games into the season, but I'm seeing a young man who is really growing into himself."

It's high praise indeed, and Ramsey certainly has the potential to play as important a role in their future as Vieira did in the club's recent past.

What do you think of his comments? Does the comparison stand up?


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