Arsenal midfielder Ramsey feels confidence returning after injury and tragedy

Aaron Ramsey has claimed that after struggling with injuries for two years he is now starting to feel like his old self, the Daily Mirror has reported. The Arsenal midfielder’s injury problems began with a broken leg suffered against Stoke City in February 2010, the newspaper adds.

Ramsey’s recovery was long and arduous, and the player was also deeply effected by the death of Wales manager Gary Speed in December 2011. Speed had named Ramsey as the captain of his Wales side and the former Leeds United, Everton and Newcastle United midfielder was something of a mentor to Ramsey.

However, having scored his first goal at the Emirates Stadium in over a year on Wednesday evening against Olympiakos, Ramsey admits he is feeling more confident about his football than he has for some time.

The 21-year-old scored the goal that put Arsenal back in front after Kostas Mitroglu had equalised Gervinho’s opener. Lukas Podolski later wrapped up the victory for the below-par Gunners, and Ramsey said: “I had a really bad injury and it takes a while to get back to your best. But I’m feeling good, confident again and it’s like I’m getting back to my old self and the form which got me here in the first place.

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