Arsene Wenger has spoken of his pleasure at Aaron Ramsey’s return to the Arsenal side.
The Welsh midfielder made his return from injury during Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over Sunderland, having not featured for the Gunners’ since suffering a hamstring injury during the opening day defeat to Liverpool.
The midfielder had inspired Wales at Euro 2016, helping them to a semi-final berth, and was not given much time to recover from the tournament. Gunners fans were hoping Ramsey would take that form into the new Premier League season, but injury put and end to any form Ramsey had developed through the Euros.
Arsenal have not missed the midfielder too much, though, with the Gunners’ winning 6 of their opening 9 league games and currently tied on points with league leaders Manchester City.
Ramsey’s comeback over the weekend can be counted as a successful one, with the Welsh midfielder managing to assists a goal despite being on the field for a paltry 13 minutes,
Speaking after the game, Arsene Wenger was full of praise for the player, also highlighting how his versatility was a great help to the side :
“He is a player who is box-to-box so overall he pushes the team forward,” Wenger said, according to Goal. “That is what we want in our side. He can play in holding midfield, he can play if needed on the flanks as well. That’s where he is not happy but he can play there as well.
“He has a tremendous drive, he’s a bit [Frank] Lampard-ish you know, where he likes to get in the box, likes to shoot from distance and has similar quality.”
Gunners fans will be hoping to see Ramsey stay injury free this season and fuel a challenge for major honours, just like he did with Wales at the Euros.