Chelsea legend explains why Arsenal midfielder isn’t world class

Pat Nevin describes Aaron Ramsey as a good technical player but doesn't believe the Arsenal man is world class

Aaron Ramsey isn’t a world-class player, according to Pat Nevin.

The Wales international was handed a starting spot in Arsene Wenger’s team for their trip to Old Trafford in the Premier League last weekend.

However, Ramsey struggled to have an impact on the clash between the bitter English rivals as Arsenal drew 1-1 with Manchester United thanks to Olivier Giroud’s late equaliser.

The 25-year-old has made four Premier League appearances in an injury-hit start to the 2016-17 season after Ramsey starred in Wales’ run to the European championship last four.

The Gunners midfielder has failed to hit the heights of his 2013-14 campaign when Ramsey had found the net a staggering 16 times before the festive period.

Speaking to Newstalk’s Off The Ball podcast about the Arsenal midfielder, former Chelsea winger Nevin explained why he doesn’t consider Ramsey to be world class.

“As a technical player, he is good. But is he of the absolute highest standard? A world-class technical player? I’ve never really thought that,” Nevin said.

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Arsenal are in fourth place in the Premier League table and three points adrift of leaders Chelsea after 12 games.

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