Arsene Wenger says Aaron Ramsey’s improved form proves there’s much more ahead, after another ‘phenomenal’ performance against Cardiff City on Saturday.
The ‘Gunners’ boss, who insists the club is in a stronger financial position, revealed they will keep the squad together for a long time and not cash in on the Premier League’s most improved player, Ramsey, as it had done in recent past.
The Welshman scored a brace on his return to his childhood club, Cardiff, to the delight of both the traveling and the home supporters. A section of the home fans even sang his name after completing his brace late on in the encounter.
His goals plus Mathieu Flamini’s strike in-between helped the North London outfit go seven points clear at the top of the league standing.
“He was phenomenal,” said Wenger. “He keeps surprising me. He has matured as a player and as a person.
“He can still develop. When you see the improvement in him in the last two years then why should he stop now?
The 22-year-old joined Arsenal from Cardiff as a 17-year-old in 2008. He returned back to the Welsh capital to spend a month with the ‘Bluebirds’ on-loan as he recovered from a broken leg suffered in February 2010.
His second strike on Saturday increased his league tally to eight in thirteen games and 13 in all competitions.
When Wenger was quizzed if Ramsey was for sale, the Frenchman replied: “No. We don’t want to sell anybody. We want to keep the team together. I’ve suffered enough for years for having to sell the players. Now we are in a stronger position financially.”
Aside scoring, no other Premier League player has won more tackles in the opposition halve this season than Ramsey. His manager feels a little bit jealous of his talent.
“I was a midfielder and would have loved to have what he has. He can defend, attack and score goals. What more do you want? He is also young- another quality that I have lost.
“There’s more to come. If he continues to play like that then he will have a good future with Wales,” added Wenger.