Jack Wilshere believes his Arsenal teammate Aaron Ramsey can keep getting better after the Wales midfielder again impressed during the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday, the
Wilshere added that the reason Ramsey has shined so brightly of late is that he is finally fully recovered from the double leg break he suffered in 2010. Wilshere feels that it was more a mental problem for Ramsey than physical once the injury had healed, and that he is now able to play without fear of a repeat.
“Aaron has got his confidence back, which is nice to see,” said Wilshere, who has also had more than his share of fitness concerns. “His injury was different to mine,” Wilshere continued.
“I can’t remember a [particular] moment where I got kicked and thought ‘Oh, God!’ But he can remember that horror tackle and that might have stayed in his mind – and that’s a tough thing to get over. With me, mine was just a stress response, so I don’t have that memory.
“His was tougher to get over mentally, because he can remember the tackle. For the first couple of months, or even a year, if you’re going into a 50-50 tackle, it’s in the back of your mind, but he’s over that now and he’s a key player for us.”
Wilshere went on to say that not only is Ramsey mentally recovered from the injury of three years ago but that his scoring form – nine goals for club and country in 11 games this season – is a result of his innate natural fitness. “His fitness levels are not normal,” according to Wilshere. “He’s naturally so fit, he can score at any time in the game.
“If he carries on playing the way he is and working hard, he can improve further. He’s got a great appetite for the game. He wants to improve. He’s training all the time. He’s not missing a training session. He’s fit, he’s young and he’s showing his best form.”
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