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Aaron Ramsey | Midfielder | #8

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 168

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Led by goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to win the 2016-17 FA Cup title.
After a season that saw the club and manager heavily criticized for finishing fifth in the league there was a silver lining in the form of an FA Cup title. Not only did the Gunners best league champions Chelsea but they were the better side for long stretches of the match. They could have easily scored five on the day with Ramsey, Ozil, and Welbeck going close in addition to the two goals they did score. The win was all the more impressive with Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, and Gabriel all missing from Arsenal's central defense. May 27 - 2:31 PM

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Aaron Ramsey went off early in mid-week against Sunderland with a thigh complaint but he is fit again and will be available for selection against Everton on Sunday.

The Wales international has been playing better in recent weeks partnering an improving Granit Xhaka in central midfield in front of a trio of center backs. Perhaps Xhaka's improvement combined with the security of three center backs has lessened the need for Ramsey to hold position in the center of the park. With the freedom to push forward he has picked up assists in two of his previous three Premier League matches and looked likely to break his season-long goal drought. Look for him to get the start against Everton at the Emirates with Arsenal needing a win to have a chance to finish fourth.
May 19 - 10:55 AM

Aaron Ramsey returns to the Arsenal squad after the better part of a month on the sidelines with yet another muscle injury, this time a calf.

Arsene Wenger again faces a difficult decision at the base of his midfield. With Santi Cazorla out for the year he is without his best option. What remains are two imperfect options. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has shown promise but is inexperienced in that position. Aaron Ramsey is probably a little rusty as well as having proven on a number of occasions that he lacks the positional discipline to play in that spot. With a difficult and physically gifted opponent like Liverpool on the schedule this weekend expect Oxlade-Chamberlain to get the start unless Wenger goes extra conservative and starts Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin together in an effort to keep the Reds at bay.
Mar 3 - 1:55 PM

Aaron Ramsey will miss the next three weeks with a calf injury picked up early against Watford on Tuesday.

With the Wales international set to miss out, Arsene Wenger will hope Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to partner Francis Coquelin. The Ox picked up a minor knee issue against Watford but was able to finish out the match. Beyond Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsenal are light on numbers with Granit Xhaka suspended, Santi Cazorla out injured, and Mohamed Elneny on African Cup of Nations duty.
Feb 3 - 8:17 PM

Aaron Ramsey managed to deflect a goal into his own net and suffer an injury inside of twenty minutes of Arsenal's 2-1 loss to Watford at the Emirates.

After playing well at the weekend against Southampton, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may have earned a spot at the base of the Arsenal midfield. Aaron Ramsey didn't look good, was unlucky contributing to Tom Cleverley's opener and then went off injured. It seems certain that he'll miss out on the weekend and should Oxlade-Chamberlain impress he doesn't exactly have a high bar to overcome given how Ramsey has performed since coming back into the Arsenal midfield. It's no guarantee but I wouldn't bank on Ramsey being the starter once he returns.
Jan 31 - 4:47 PM

After Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's excellent start against Southampton in mid-week the identity of Francis Coquelin's partner in the base of midfield is in question.

Aaron Ramsey has been mediocre for Arsenal since being given an opportunity to take over for the injured Santi Cazorla. He has trouble maintaining positional discipline which undermines the notion of having two players at the base of midfield. If he were scoring goals to compensate then maybe that would be OK but he's not doing that either. After watching Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain maintain discipline and create from a deep-lying role over the weekend, Arsene Wenger has a decision to make about who will start against Watford on Tuesday.
Jan 31 - 10:48 AM

Aaron Ramsey's latest hamstring issue appears to be behind him as he should be ready to feature in some form or fashion on Boxing Day against West Brom.

The return of Ramsey yields a number of prickly questions for Arsene Wenger. First, is he "really" ready to return given all the issues he's had with his hamstrings in recent years? Second, is he fit enough to start? Third, if he is fit enough to start, is there a place for him in the starting line-up? With Sanchez, Ozil, and Walcott all healthy Ramsey would either be coming in for Alex Iwobi/Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the left of the advanced attacking three or for one of Coquelin or Xhaka at the base of midfield. We've seen him struggle far more than succeed in both situations. This isn't going to be an easy decision for Wenger.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:56:00 PM

Aaron Ramsey will join Shkodran Mustafi, Per Mertesacker, Santi Cazorla, and Danny Welbeck in missing Arsenal's Week 17 trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City.

A minor hamstring injury has the Welsh international missing his second consecutive match for the Gunners on Sunday. Given the poor fit for Ramsey in the available spots - wide attacker and holding midfielder - it may be a blessing in disguise for Arsene Wenger. When healthy, Wenger has persisted in picking Ramsey in positions he is not particularly well-suited to play.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 12:13:00 PM

Aaron Ramsey and a mostly second string Arsenal side were swept aside by Southampton in the quarterfinals of the EFL Cup ending the club's run in that competition.

Ramsey was given a run out at what most suspect is his best position, the number ten. While he was ineffective, it's hard to gauge whether it was down to Ramsey's personal poor play or a lack of talent and cohesion around him as Arsenal started primarily second-teamers against a strong Southampton side. Arsenal were rarely dangerous and, to make matters worse, could have given up more if Southampton had been more clinical. Arsene Wenger uses the League Cup as an opportunity for players outside the first team and the club paid the price for that on Wednesday.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 12:07:00 PM

Aaron Ramsey has been back in training for a couple weeks now and, with Santi Cazorla struggling, could make his second start of the season against Sunderland.

It's hard to imagine Wenger giving Ramsey 90 minutes in his return from a muscle injury but with Cazorla hurt and Sunderland the opposition, his preferred script is probably to give Ramsey about 60 minutes, get a lead, and then shut the door with whichever of Coquelin/Xhaka/Elneny doesn't start. If it looks like he's going to start, Ramsey is a valuable fantasy commodity.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Arsene Wenger indicated that Aaron Ramsey was still in the process of regaining fitness and wasn't ready to participate against Ludogorets on Wednesday.

Arsenal supporters will have to wait at least one more week before they get some insight into Arsene Wenger's preferences in midfield. The Gunners are on a run of six straight victories in the Premier League so there isn't a lot of motivation to change but having Ramsey back will certainly give Wenger flexibility as the fixtures start to mount. Fantasy managers will want to be monitoring the situation carefully heading into Week 9 against Middlesbrough. That's the sort of fixture that is ripe for some rotation given the surplus of quality options.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 02:13:00 PM

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that midfielder Aaron Ramsey will continue to miss out due to a hamstring injury.

The Welshman has now missed seven weeks in what was supposed to be a month-long injury after suffering a setback that has only infuriated Wales coach Chris Coleman. While Wenger said Ramsey is in line for a return soon, even next week's Champions League match will likely come too soon: a"I must say I’m disappointed because he has worked very hard. He’s at the last stage of building up his fitness and he’s not far away...He had a little setback, so we rested him. The longer that lasts, the more time you have to dedicate to build up his fitness again because he has been out for four weeks. Then you have to basically create a new three-week preparation to get him up to the level he was at before the injury."
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Arsene Wenger has indicated that Aaron Ramsey will definitely miss out on matches with Burnley and Basel before the international break.

Ramsey's hamstring injury suffered in Week 1 against Liverpool has lingered longer than expected and the Arsenal manager has indicated that the player won't make it back before the international break. With an extra week to recover, Ramsey should be available when the Gunners return to action against Swansea at the Emirates on October 15th. Given the strength and health of the current squad expect Arsene Wenger to be conservative in bringing Ramsey back from his injury.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:06:00 PM

After initially being ruled out for approximately a month, Arsene Wenger has indicated that Aaron Ramsey could miss an additional three weeks.

Whether it is the player or the club isn't clear but Aaron Ramsey again appears set to have a soft tissue injury situation linger longer than expected. Ramsey pulled up with a hamstring injury in Arsenal's season-opening match against Liverpool and was given a four week timetable for a return. With those four weeks and more having already passed Arsene Wenger has now added an additional three weeks to the prognosis. Fortunately for the Gunners, the rest of the attacking midfield corps is healthy and playing well.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:01:00 AM

The loss to Liverpool in the opener at the Emirates has been further compounded by the news that Arsenal are facing their first injury crisis of the new season after just 90 minutes of play.

Arsène Wenger decided against risking Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Özil and Olivier Giroud in week one following their summer exertions in France, but the Gunners boss did fast track Aaron Ramsey in a move that looks to have back-fired. The Wales international limped to the side-lines on the hour mark, with Arsenal trailing 3-1, because to a muscular problem. "[It’s his] hamstring," said Wenger who was unable to give an insight on the severity of the injury. "I don’t know, I haven’t spoken to the medical people." Meanwhile, Alex Iwobi, joined his teammate in the treatment room and provided this Twitter update after the defeat: 'Disappointing Result , Gotta Pick Our Heads Up & Go Again ... Hopefully My Thigh Strain Isn't Too Serious GodWilling'.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 06:25:00 AM