Arsene Wenger: I always expected Aaron Ramsey to step up

Arsene Wenger insists Aaron Ramsey's impressive run of form has not come as a surprise to the Arsenal boss

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Arsene Wenger insists Aaron Ramsey’s impressive form has not come as a surprise to the Arsenal boss.

The Wales midfielder has been one of the Gunners’ standout performers so far this season, with the 22-year-old’s second-half brace helping the north London side wrap up a 3-1 win at Sunderland on Saturday.

Ramsey had come in for criticism for his failure to find consistent form in the wake of his horror leg-break suffered at Stoke City back in 2010.

But Wenger says that he always expected the midfielder to rediscover his top form – and believes there is plenty more to come from him.

“Yes of course [this is the best spell of his career],” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“I must say it is expected. Why? Because he is a young player and it is normal that he goes [up] and not the other way.

“Secondly, he has a huge desire to improve and I think that when you have this kind of attitude you shouldn’t expect any limitations. You should expect to always become stronger.

“Technically he has improved a lot and when you look before – when I watched a lot of the tapes – I always thought he’s in the right position in the box, just he was always a fraction short or too early or too late. But he was always in the right position, so you knew that at some stage the goals would come.

“It is down to composure, especially for example the second goal [at Sunderland]. His first touch was perfect, then he could finish well, and that’s where I believe he has improved a lot.”

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