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Wenger never considered midfielder sale

Wenger had faith that Aaron Ramsey would recover from his devastating injury

By | 20th September 2013

Arsenal midfielder Arsene Wenger stated that he never considered selling talented Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey despite the youngster missing nearly a year due to a horrific knee injury. When Ramsey was 19, he suffered a tackle from Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross that broke both his tibia and fibula, a move that sidelined him and stunted his promising career. After spending time at Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City regaining his match fitness towards the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011, Ramsey returned and slowly began developing into the player who has been fantastic for the Gunners so far this season.

Now 22 years old, Ramsey has scored six times in seven appearances for Arsenal this season, already achieving a career-best for goals. Ramsey has also been terrific defensively and has passed well. Wenger saw that the injury wouldn’t debilitate him forever, showing his confidence in the Welshman by giving him a new contract when Ramsey was still not playing up to his potential.

“I never thought about letting him go because I extended his contract at the period when he was not at his best,” Wenger said, according to talkSPORT.

“When you have a big injury before the age of 20 you come back and redevelop completely normally, but you need to get the psychological damage out of your head. I wasn’t too worried but you never know how deep the impact is psychologically. It took him a long time to get over that [injury] completely.”

Ramsey and Arsenal will once again take on Stoke City this weekend when they host the Potters on Sunday in the early match. Ryan Shawcross is still with the club.

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  1. Dylan Moore says:

    Fuck anyone who says I didn't. I never booed him and I always kept the faith that he'd bring it back and Those that did criticise him need to take a good hard look at themselves in the mirror and question whether or not football and Arsenal is their thing. We are SUPPORTERS, we're not shareholders. We dont have to go to games, we choose to. If people dont like what they see DONT GO. But if you do go, do your job and SUPPORT THE TEAM.

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