Aaron Ramsey seems to have an old head on his young shoulders sometimes. The 21-year old captain of Wales has had plenty of ups and downs already in his career, but is determined not to let things affect him too much, concentrating instead on doing his job, playing football.
Ramsey has spoken about the fact that Arsenal were pretty much written off as potential title winners before the season even started and, once Robin van Persie was sold to Manchester United, we were being talked about as a mid table side.
“That is a good thing. We are just going about our business.
“We are going about it quietly and hopefully we can continue this good run and see where it takes us.”
Ramsey knows all about the fickle finger of fate, and that you cannot take anything for granted. He was all set to be the next big thing when Ryan Shawcross nearly ended his career. It took an age for him to recover and only through the miracle of modern medicine. His stock with Arsenal fans was at an all time low last season, but he just keeps working and is starting to show his talent again.
“You just learn how to deal with it as a footballer.
“We have definitely learned from last season. We got off to a bad start and finished really strongly. But this time we have started off well so hopefully we can keep that going.”
If Arsenal do continue in their current vein of form, a level head like Ramsey’s will be invaluable in the dressing room.