Arsenal FC midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, is being celebrated by club management and teammates as he turns 24 today, 26 December. Born in Caerphilly, Wales, United kingdom, on 26 December 1990, Ramsey joined the Gunners on 13 August, 2008, aged 17, and was the fifth-youngest scorer in Champions League history when he netted for Arsenal against Fenerbahce in October of that year.
He has scored 16 goals in 34 appearances, including a dramatic winner in the FA Cup final to seal a stunning personal campaign.
After an impressive pre-season, Aaron got off to a flyer with eight goals in his first nine games as Arsenal quickly moved to the summit of the Premier League. Crucial goals against Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund followed and the Welshman also netted a brace against former club Cardiff City at the end of November. A thigh injury suffered on Boxing Day kept him out for just under four months but his spell on the sidelines had no bearing on his outstanding form. The midfielder netted a further three goals after his return to take his tally to 16 for the season, which ended with a richly-deserved FA Cup winner’s medal.
His progress received a setback when he sustained a serious leg fracture in February 2010, necessitating a long road to recovery that took in loans at Nottingham Forest and back at Cardiff. His rehabilitation was successful, and he is now a key player for club and country.
He has captained Wales, and represented Team GB in the 2012 Olympics – scoring as they reached the quarter-finals. Last term will live long in the memory of Player of the Season Aaron Ramsey.
|Aaron Ramsey’s Arsenal Career|
|Prem Lge||Europe||FA Cup||Lge Cup||Total|
|2008-2009||1 + 8||0||4 + 2||1||2 + 2||0||3||0||0||0||10 + 12||1|
|2009-2010||7 + 11||3||1 + 5||0||1 + 1||1||3||0||0||0||12 + 17||4|
|2010-2011||5 + 2||1||0||0||0 + 1||0||0||0||0||0||5 + 3||1|
|2011-2012||27 + 7||2||5 + 2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||35 + 9||3|
|2012-2013||21 + 15||1||4 + 3||1||2 + 1||0||1||0||0||0||28 + 19||2|
|2013-2014||20 + 3||10||7 + 1||5||2||1||1||0||0||0||30 + 4||16|
|2014-2015||11 + 3||3||6||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||18 + 3||6|
|Total||92 + 49||20||27 + 13||10||10 + 5||2||8||0||1||1||138 + 67||33|