Sunday, February 05, 2012

In Defence of Aaron Ramsey: a Statistical Analysis


It seems odd to me, but over the last few weeks I've seen Aaron Ramsey come in for a lot of criticism, especially on the angst-spewing machine that is Twitter. The main bone of contention seems to be that he has become an automatic first XI pick for Arsene this year, despite the fact that he has not contributed enough to the team. In particular, there is an idea that he often goes missing in games, yet still plays the 90 minutes, and gets picked again for the next game despite having contributed little.

Personally, I'm of the view that Aaron has been excellent this season, and I believe the statistics are there to back-up this argument. Yet, regardless of stats, what people need to remember is that this is, essentially, Aaron's first season as a member of Arsenal's starting XI. He had only just forced his way into the team when the cavemen broke his leg, and he had only just begun to work his way back into the team last year after a loan to Nottingham Forest. Moreover, he's had to play in a radically altered Arsenal midfield. Fabregas and Nasri are no more, and Wilshere will probably miss around 90% of these season's games. When you add in the 8-2 Old Trafford trauma,  you can see just how turbulent his career at Arsenal has been thus far, to say the least. So, my first point would be - give the kid a break. He's still a relative newbie to the demands of top-level football, and has been subjected to a steep learning-curve this season.

But when you actually break down his performances, you'll see that he has played pretty well this year. Firstly, he has 4 assists in the league, the fifth-highest in the team. This number is pretty decent in itself, but I believe it would be much higher if we had more players who could score regularly within the team.

This can be seen through his key passes statistic - i.e., passes which leads to an attempt at goal without scoring. Aaron has 47 key passes in the premier league this season - an average of 2.1 per game. At Arsenal, only Robin van Persie bests him in this area with 55 key passes at an average of 2.3 per game. Arteta has the same average of 2.1, but has only 40 key passes in total as he has played less games. To put that in a wider context, Aaron is 13th in the list of players who make the most key passes per game in the Premier league this season. He produces more key passes than players such as Suarez, Giggs, Rooney, Dempsey, Lampard and Yaya Toure (to name a few). That the players ahead of Ramsey include Mata, Silva, Nani, and Modric shows the impressive company that Aaron is very close to emulating in terms of the creation of goal-scoring chances in the league. Indeed, if we had more than one consistent goal-scorer in the team, I am certain that Aaron would be near double-figures for assists this year already. (On a related note, it also hammers home how galling it was that we missed out on Mata, who has had a superb first season in England.)

Aaron also passes the ball extremely well. He is second only to Arteta in terms of average number of passes attempted per game, and, out of our midfielders, he is also second only to Arteta in terms of average pass completion rate per game. Despite playing a more offensive role, he therefore makes and completes a higher amount of passes than Song, who appears to attempt a higher amount of riskier through-balls which often don't come off. (Interestingly, Mertesacker has the overall second-highest pass completion rate out of regularly appearing players, which says a lot about the oft-overlooked calming roll that Per plays in our defence.)

In terms of defensive abilities, Aaron completes an average of 2 tackles per game - lower than Song (2.9) and Arteta (2.4), but higher than the likes of Vermaelen (1.9), Djourou (1.6), and Rosicky (1.1). Indeed, it's interesting to note that Aaron completes almost twice as many tackles on average per game than Rosicky, despite the impression that many hold of Rosicky as a player who's always leaping around the pitch winning back the ball. Aaron not only tackles more than Rosicky, he has a higher average number of interceptions per game. For all you Rosicky fans out there, Ramsey also completes a higher percentage of passes, and creates more goal-scoring opportunities than Tomas. Rosicky is a useful option for rotation, but there is no question that Ramsey should be starting ahead of Rosicky at the moment, at least in the league.

Where Aaron's performances have been a little disappointing is in Europe, where his pass completion rate falls to about 75% compared to 87% in the league; where he is only 7th in terms of key passes per game; and where he has 0 assists, although his last-minute winner in Marseille means he is one of only 5 players to score for us in Europe this year. Particularly as he is a British player, it does appear that Aaron has struggled a little to adapt his game to the differing demands of Champions League football.

Despite his exploits on the French Riviera, goal scoring has been a general weakness for Aaron this season. He has only 1 goal in the league, despite having the 3rd highest number of shots per game. When he first arrived at the club, what I liked about Aaron was his directness, and the fact he seemed a bit more willing to shoot than the likes of Cesc and Nasri. One league goal is a poor return for someone who United saw as a potential replacement for Paul Scholes.

Another criticism that could be levelled at him is that his concentration levels are not always as high as they should be. While they don't give the stats to back-up the assertion, whoscored.com lists Ramsey's concentration as 'very weak', calculated by own goals and errors that he has made which have led to opponent's shooting and scoring. How much this has been skewed by his appearance in the Old Trafford bloodbath, or his own goal as our ten-men desperately tried to keep Liverpool out in the 2-0 defeat in August, I'm not sure. But, watching him, I think Aaron does turn off too frequently, which is why I don't think he's quite mentally ready to start week-in, week-out at the moment. While I don't rate him as highly as I rate Aaron, I do think that Rosicky can step into the fray on occasion to give Ramsey a mental breather, as he did to reasonable effect yesterday.

So, what is the overall picture that I'm trying to paint? It's of a player who passes the ball extremely well, and consistently creates goalscoring chances. It's of someone who would have more assists this season were he surrounded by a higher number of players who could finish their chances. It's also of someone who, despite predominantly being an attacking midfielder, does his bit defensively, with a good number of tackles and interceptions. However, what's also clear is that Aaron struggles slightly in the Champions League, that he is as guilty as anyone of the slack finishing which has generally surrounded the team this year (this weekend's result notwithstanding), and that he sometimes lacks concentration.

This, for me, is a classic glass half-empty/full situation. For someone playing their first full year of premier league football, his passing and general attacking threat is clearly apparent, as is his determination to work hard to win the ball back. I also think that, given time, he will start to contribute a higher number of goals to the team than he does at present. However, he has not yet reached the heights of the player he is effectively replacing, Fabregas, who even in an injury-hit campaign last year, still bagged 11 assists and 2.9 key passes per game.

I say, give him time. For me, his stats this season show that he is still developing as a player, but that he is not as far as everyone thinks from being the top, attacking midfielder that we all want him to become. Lastly, perhaps if Wilshere had been fit this year, people would see Aaron in a bit more of a positive light. My great hope for the future is to see a midfield featuring both Ramsey and Wilshere playing together regularly. That, I think, is the basis of a team that could lead us to trophies.



40 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol this is hilarious, you actually ended up showing how bad he is as an attacking midfielder. Ok so if i play for Arsenal and every time i get the ball i pass it sideways or backwards I bet I could have a pass rate exceeding 85%. And perhaps every time i get the ball outside the box i should just blast it into the crowd above the goal and I will rack up an impressive shot on goal stat despite never scoring any. 5th highest assists in the team? wait a minute, whose supposed to be our creative attacking midfielder? We've got the most prolific striker in-front of goal, dominate possession and yet he can't assist and can't score. Song probably has a lower pass success rate because at least he attempts to be creative and occasionally he pulls them off. By the looks of things perhaps Ramsey and Song should swap positions. Ramsey has one hell of an engine running around like a headless chicken, could actually be useful in disrupting play in-front of the defense.

Thomas said...

To me this was an excellent post. Very carefully articulated. Ramsey has seemed to me, to be honest, to lose too much possession and not creating enough final passes. But your statistical analysis made me think again. Surely Aaron is a work in progress, but, like you said, his statistics even now seem promising.

Maybe his biggest weakness at the moment is inconsistency. But that is, of course, normal for a young player playing so much at this level.

perrygrovesworld said...

He is work in progress. He is one of those players who after a shaky start is just short of being special and often, like Koscielny last season, these players are often derided before coming through. Give the boy a chance a year ago he was Rambo the missing hero to many. His star will shine.

Anonymous said...

Ramsey slows down the play and isn't incisive enough. We need a proper attacking midfielder not Arsenal's answer to Michael Carrick. I really hope the injury hasn't done for him like it did for Eduardo. He was looking immense before

irish gooner said...

Great post - I don't understand the stick that some fans have given him. He's a very young player coming back from a potentially career threatening injury, playing in a team that's struggling. None of which is his fault.
He's also been overplayed, due to the injury to wilshere and the lack of squad depth. It's good to see him finally get a break at the weekend.
He has all the things he needs to be a top midfielder, a good engine, range of passing, good technique, ability to retain posession, a decent shot and good timing of runs into the box. He'll get there.

Anonymous said...

If he wasn't British he'd get even more stick. He's too slow- slow of foot and slow with decisions. All I have to say is look at the match yesterday... without Ramsey.

Anonymous said...

Load of garbage. Key passes very much depends on who is on the end of the passes. A player might have set Torres up 20 times, but his confidence is so low he missed them all, whereas another player sets up VP 20 times, he scores 10. Statistics are all mostly bollocks really and don't take into account what a player DOESN'T do, like tackle, intercept, track back and many other things.

Anonymous said...

He can't find the net...that's the only stat that matters. And I don't care if he's a rookie or a cagey old veteran. He's just another 'high potential' player who isn't getting the job done!

Faraway Gooner said...

Very good article. I think Aaron is a very exciting prospect because the quality of his delivery can be very good and his very composed.

However, this season is too much of a roller coaster to a young psyche. His main problem is concentration as he has been guilty of losing possession far too much. But that has been a problem for the whole team as well, the last 15 minutes of the Bolton game showed how sloppy was the passing. Rosicky is better at keeping the ball and needs minutes on the park to gain consistency. Wenger should rotate the 2 of them more. Like when Gervinho comes back, he and Oxlade can share some minute in the park.

Anonymous said...

well... it's not a fair statistic for me.. you forget one thing.. Rosicky doesnt start as many game as Ramsey.. At times being,Rosicky is without doubt our best suitor for that playmaker role.. about Ramsey, 5th highest in terms of assists..? didn't he start almost in every game.. if yes.. then that just shows how bad he is.. successful passing? well,his passing is not creative at all.. song probably has lower rate of successful passing,but he his passing is not as boring as Ramsey's.. i'm sorry..but Ramsey is not good enough.. i'm not even convinced if he's a work in progress..

Anonymous said...

well... it's not a fair statistic for me.. you forget one thing.. Rosicky doesnt start as many game as Ramsey.. At times being,Rosicky is without doubt our best suitor for that playmaker role.. about Ramsey, 5th highest in terms of assists..? didn't he start almost in every game.. if yes.. then that just shows how bad he is.. successful passing? well,his passing is not creative at all.. song probably has lower rate of successful passing,but he his passing is not as boring as Ramsey's.. i'm sorry..but Ramsey is not good enough.. i'm not even convinced if he's a work in progress..

Anonymous said...

I'm not impressed by Aaron. He's the epitome of all the problems Arsenal are facing this season. He can't get the ball on target, makes poor decision, doesn't contribute goals, or assists, and crucially he simply doesn't defend well enough.

The worst part is that he doesn't know how to show composure on the ball, hold on to the ball, organise team play, dictate tempo, and flawlessly execute dangerous passes.

If both Rosicky and Aaron are fit, I prefer Tomas on current form.

Dan said...

for those saying ramsey is not good enough...Please remember hes played a lot of games this season, much more than arsene wouldve expected. also remember how nasri was at his age (21) when he came to the club, he didnt look that good until a couple of yearsuntil he exploited his potential. so give this guy a break and im sure well see how awesome he is in a midfield compound by Song/Wilshere/Ramsey and Arteta as back up

adam said...

what???
you all can see how many he miss the ball..im very sick when see he running with the ball..like a shemale..you say he is better shot on goal...ohhhh 2 goal only in 30 game...ohhhh that sounds good...oohhh i forgot already fabregas score 19 goal 2 above assists in below 30 games....ohh that not good enough??
thats not about shot on goal.this about quality of play..whether setup for goal or score for the gol...
i think you forgot that ARSENAL is a BIG CLUB...we no need a midfielder with average play like mid team table...we need a superb world class midfielder..we can buy another midfiled and we already had wilshere..
i guaranteed if he at man u or chesea he will be kick out...
and one more thing...
~~TO BE A CHAMPION WE MUST ACT LIKE A CHAMPION~~~
mark my word..

Anonymous said...

Good read bit I think what benefits both players is not playing them both at the same time. They are vert similar players in where they want to play their football.
Ramsey has also struggled a little as the season has gone on and has had to play more games through lack of other options.
Swansea away you could see he was trying his hardest but needed a rest, which he is now starting to get. When Song and Arteta are fit he plays a less defensive game and it brings the best out of him.

Anonymous said...

Attacking midfielder should be judged by goals and assists. Ndapedza hangu

Anonymous said...

Arteta shouldn't be a back-up player! And some people should maybe learn to write properly and come with better arguments before slamming this article.

Anonymous said...

Haha very well written piece. What jumps out at me is '5th highest in assists for our team'? - Hasn't ramsey played more games then any other player & is meant to be our creative midfieder. He should be leading in assits with the amount of time he gets on the ball & the positions he gets in, in matches. Ramsey is one of the most wasteful players in our team, i have lost count of how many great goal scoring positions he gets into for the ball to just fly into the crowd time & time again!! Song is our DM & has more assits then Ramsey.

Just to point out that he single handedly lost us the game at Swansea. Gave away a silly peno & also lost the ball for the 2nd goal.

He has been awful for the last 2 months & when wilshere regains his fitness he will be back on the bench where he belongs!!

Nurain O. said...

From the get go, the basis of your statistic was to prove Ramsey is a good player, statistics does not work like that. You let the statistics decide if the player is good or not.
Personnally, Ramsey have been really bad of late and I think should been given a break from first XI duties and am sure your statistic agrees to this.

Shiv said...

Trying to defend the indefensible, are we. Statistics are like bikinis - what they reveal is important but what they hide is even more interesting ;-D ramsay is getting a lot of unnecessary flack 'cos gunner fans deserve better than what he ( and most of the team ) dishes out on weekly basis. Hope he fulfills the potential wenger sees in him.

Anonymous said...

@ Dan : ARTETA as RAMSEY's BACK UP?? That is UTTERLY COMPLETELY OFF THE MARK my fella.. i'm sorry but the world knows Arteta is a better player..

About AGE?? Well... DO YOU THINK that the likes of OX,JACK,COQ are OLDER than Ramsey?????

PLAYED A LOT OF GAMES??? DON'T YOU THINK that the likes of Koscielny,Song,Arteta START ALSO IN ALMOST EVERY GAME?

Unfair Statistic,I agree.. what if Rosicky starts as many games as Ramsey? well,he would probably has more assists than Ramsey..

I must say that Rosicky's creativity,passing,and vision is NOT COMPARABLE to that of Ramsey.. different level,to be honest.. harsh.. but i believe it's true.. Rosicky passing,vision,and creativity is just class..

Yossi either is not bad.. He's too a much better player than Ramsey.. And in my Opinion,AA23 may not do worse than wat Ramsey does too.. i dont know if it could be better,but surely it wont be worse.. The only thing that's impressive about Ramsey is that his work rate.. but then.. IT DOESNT MEAN A THING WHEN HE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH..

Anonymous said...

Ramsey is not the creative midfielder that all Arsenal fans crave for - his role as I see it is more of holding midfielder - but with JW's injury has been asked to play in a role which does not ideally suit him.

Goonerboy said...

What I will say again to all you Rosicky lovers out there, is that TR simply doesn't create as many goalscoring chances as Aaron.

TR averages only 1.3 key passes per game this season, whereas Aaron averages 2.1. In effect, AR is twice as likely to create a goalscoring opportunity as TR and, as I said in the article, if we had more consistent goalscorers (other than RvP) Aaron would probably have double the amount of assists he currently has. TR would not.

Anonymous said...

You guys saying he doesn't score but Rosicky hasnt scored in over a year! & you guys saying he slows the game down are wrong, that is arteta. He is way too cautious and literally only passes side ways are behind. & to the idiot that said he lost us the game against Swansea, the guy dove so that ain't his fault & it was Henry that gave the ball away but of course no one said anything. Give the kid a break, he gives his all every game. I can't ask more in this season

Wu said...

@Goonerboy
No mate, Rosicky has hardly completed 90 minutes in more than 4 or 5 games this season. Aaron has played 90 minutes in almost every match.

So, how much weight can be placed on a chances created per match stat.

Rosicky has hardly played and when he's played he's come out in the 70th minute or so (Wenger style).

Anonymous said...

Good piece. I'm so tired of all the so called fans that can't give a kid the support he needs to develop. He's got great attitude and will be a great player for us.

ITG said...

I cannot agree with some of the negative posts here. Arsenal have played for more than two months with no overlapping fullbacks - hence the difficulties in finding a pass for the forward players. Last Saturday was the first time since early November that we actually had our fullbacks creating space for our wingers - it should have been made for Rosicky being also against 10 men for all the second half. How many assists did he perform?, - how many shots on target? I know that he was able to lose possession 17 times against Blackburn - not great but in a game we won so easily not a problem! Arteta lies much deeper and therefore one would expect his pass completion to better which it is, but again although he scored a goal with a deflection where the shot was probably going wide he missed a great opportunity from five yards.If Aaron had missed that we would have heard again the usual negativity.
When Jack played with Aaron last year they played parallel with each other which gave each an outlet which is why they gelled. Arteta plays on the left as Jack did but seems to stay back nearly parallel with with Song - this has made Aaron's job much harder as he has had only RVP and the two wingers to pass to with no fullbacks to give some width. No wonder he has struggled at times.
When the fullbacks return and give us width we will see the same Ramsay as we know he can be but the best will be seen when Jack returns.
One should remember that he played the English midfield of Parker Milner and Barry off the park in Wembley not long ago as he could find Bale and Bellamy with ease as Wales played with overlapping fullbacks - he was named MOM even though the was on the losing side which as everyone knows is most unusual.
SAF is looking for midfield strength - Giggsy is a personal friend - I think if the constant rubbishing of Aaron keeps up we might see him in OT giving us a lot of grief for many years to come!

Goonerboy said...

@ anon 15.58 - great comment.

ganso09 said...

Stats simply don’t tell the whole truth - Theo got 3 assists yesterday, yet we all would much prefer he gets one a game on a regular basis then none for 5 games and the 3 in one game. How many assists did luka moderic get for spurs last season, not many, yet Chelsea wanted to pay £40m for him, why? Ramsey simply isn't ready for the att midfield role, in tight games he doesnt have the pass to unlock the door like fab or Wilshire have. he slows down the play with indecisiveness’ and is lacking confidence in front of goal and is sometimes too greedy as if he wants all the limelight , which is mostly down to youth but also that fact that he's still in the team even when he’s played poorly. Wenger really needs to drop players when they aren’t playing well, it’s the only way to make sure that players know that they can’t just go through the motions and pick up a pay cheque, this is arsenal! i don’t blame the kid for his form, i just feel he needs to be dropped now and then, and come on gooner boy you have to admit '5th best assist provider’ is poor when you consider he is supposed to be playmaker, cant believe you used that stat, what he is, is a box to box midfielder. i think your being unfair to Rosicky, the playmaker role is about controlling tempo, creating chances, dragging players out of position and having the flair to change a game, Rosicky definitely has more experience and quality in doing this but he's not being played regularly, you need match sharpness and to be able to get into a rhythm of the team to play this role, Rosicky hasn't had consistent playing time so he hasnt been able to 'sync' with the team, but on he is like our 'Moderic' and Ramsey is more like a Gerrard except he is no talisman yet - the attacking misfiled position should be left to thomas, jack and yossi. and by the way, you have to ask why a life long Man Utd fan chooses Arsenal over Man Utd, the reason is playing time, i dont want to be negative but i could see a point when Ramsey hits a peak in a few years, becomes a the player we hope he will be and then leaves for his boyhood club - happend with Fab, dont be surprised if this happens even if we worship him

Dan said...

@anonymous 6 February 8:31
The Arteta back up thing is meant for the future. Arteta is 29, Ramsey is 21. Who was Arteta at that age??who freaking knows. And now lets see the responsibilities Ramsey has at his young age, hes responsible for the creative midfield department at a team like The Arsenal, when hes just 21!!!please compare, i love the Ox, Coq and specially Wilshere but they were not demanded such a huge responsability as him, even wilshere had fabregas to look after. I also love to see him give his all and i know hes not the best right now, but i really have faith in him. lets give him 2 years to mature and we will see. 21 was the age Van persie got here, and he wasnt that good until years later.
About your Song, koscielny and Arteta argument, the first two are beasts, and about Arteta he already got injured for overplaying.
So please, stop this abuse on Ramsey and think a bit

Anonymous said...

In my opinion,Ramsey has one big basic problem.. He's slow in motion, not just slow in his decison making.. While the later can be made better by learning and with experience.. The former won't get better as u grow older.. without enough pace.. It'll be diff for him to play for an BPL team,especially for a team as big as arsenal.. But that's just my opinion..

Anonymous said...

Ramsey and arteta are a very similar player. They run around the whole field. But at the moment ramsey is not that experience as arteta are, he should stay at attack and try to link up the attack. Can you guys spot the difference when ramsey playing along with jack? ramsey doing the arteta way while jack more into attack. Wenger should teach these boy to stick at one task at the moment instead of multiple it with others.
And I'm so very disapointted with our shooting on goal, can some one teach them how to shoot properly, its like watching a rugby player taking a kick.

Vancouver Gunner said...

Ramsey is the shittiest shit player ever!!!!! Geez I've lost all faith in him....and pls lets not mention his injury because he's been back a long time now and we don't have any more time to wait or experiment. Right now, we should be winning consistently. Walcott shouldn't be a starter. Chamakh should be banned from the locker room. These three folks are our main problems. People that use stats to justify how good a player is don't know nothing about football. I can be passing the ball on a consistent basis back to our defenders and end up having a 100%pass accuracy but our team won't score and we might still end up conceding a goal or two and we'll start looking for a defender to blame. Futhermore we won't score because there is no one taking RISKS. What is wrong with trying a dangerous pass? Song has been rescuing us this season because he has been taking risks with his passes. Even if his accuracy or that of Rosicky is 50% at the end of the game, the important thing here is the team result not individual stats etc. ITS ABOUT THE TEAM!!! How many times has that happened? We'll blame Kos, or Merte, or Scz but never our forward players...who so fricking refuse to score.(If RVP leaves, I'll wish him well because he has done his part for the team) we score one goal and then we relax and Ramsey start playing flick passes like he's a ronaldinho.Rosicky is the captain of the Checz national team plus hes a FAR better player than Ramsey and he should take back his spot until Wilshere comes back.I'm sorry but the bench won't do for Ramsey cause he won't make it at Arsenal. Sitting on the bench will block the promotion of gifted midfielders like Aneke, Lansbury, Ozukup and others. Walcott is already blocking the progress of Ryo and Lansbury. Chamakh is blocking the progress of Afobe and possibly Luke freeman, and Park. I don't mind seeing any of these youngsters right now playing in our team. My BIG fear is that we'll lose one or two of them to other clubs just because Walcott, Ramsey , and Chamakh are in the way. That is my fear. We have lost a gifted finisher in Vela already. When I see all the chances Walcott and Ramsey have missed, I always picture Vela in those positions chipping the keeper with ease. Walcott and Ramsey will just shoot with no brain. Geez...I'm frustrated. I don't care what anyone thinks of Bendtner, but he's 200 times better than "I hate shooting towards the keeper" Chamakh. Hasn't anyone noticed that anytime Chamakh plays, we draw or lose except he's hauled off for RVP and he goes and rescues us. I'm a BIG Wenger fan. The only thing I don't like is that when he falls in love with a player, he seriously gets blinded and dazed by that player...and when the player is obviously not good enough, he stubbornly keeps playing that player to prove to the media and everyone that that player is good. In the end, we drop silly points here and there and we point the fingers to always the wrong set of people. I wish him the best and I hope he stays for life but I pray he eventually sees the light...Amen

Anonymous said...

Sorry Goonerboy but what frustrates people most about Ramsey is that he slows play down and dwells on the ball. That perception is backed up by the dispossessed stats: he's third in the league in being dispossessed, just behind Adebayor.

I like Ramsey but he is caught in possession too often and it's something he needs to fix if he's going to be a creative midfielder.

Anonymous said...

@ Vancouver Canda - no1 wants a canadians view on football

gunner india said...

problem with Arsenal right now is that our teams for the last few seasons has always been young. THis youth policy works for Arsenal from management perspective but otherwise its just bullshit.
This season we have a new issue. Almost all our players are being ot of position. Hell maybe someday Sczczny would be leading the line to score goals.
Considering all this; just to blame Aaron Ramsey who is coming to grips with his 1st full season after an injury similar to one that knocked Eduardo & Diaby out is not just harsh but inconsiderate. Also for now Ramsey & wilshere shouldnt be playing together in midfield. That's one for the future & that's how it shud be. Let Ramsey have a few games rest & comeback stronger.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get your stats from?

ganso09 said...

goonerboy, i think after the last month you should be writing another blog entitled 'i was wrong about Rosicky' even you cant deny his impact. And sorry to say but yesterday did nothing to back up your Ramse argument. I honest hope he does improve, but for now he shouldnt be in the team until someones injuried or their form drops

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the game against wigan at the emirates today?Ramsey is one of the reasons arsenal are content with finishing 3rd instead of fighting for titles , Wenger is too soft on him , you can't allow players to repeated put up such poor perfomances in a big club , given the way ramsey has played so far this season , he shouldn't be anywhere near our first eleven,just look at how ferguson manages his players, when you put up poor perfamances in a succession you're relegated to the bench .

Anonymous said...

Aaron i am writing because i want to tell you something. when i first saw you in 7/5/2011 a week after your goal against man united,i felt something very strong, something like hit in my heart. i sweared that i was knowing you, that your face was familiar to me.
i don't know why...i felt that.
the truth is that i like you very much. i don't fell just a fan. i fell something more, i can't describe it.
one of my big dreams is to meet you from close. i would like to see you and speak to you. i have so many to discuss with you.
Well, i am not crazy, as you will think.
i assure you, that when you will see me accidental on road, you will feel the same i felt when i first saw you, i promise. you will see...
finally i just want you to know that your life will change very soon...!!!!!!!!