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Aaron Ramsey the perfect example to Mesut Ozil

David Nugent in Editorial, English Premier League 14 Mar 2014

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Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has shown everybody how to prove doubters wrong at Arsenal and could be a good example to Mesut Ozil

Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has shown everybody how to prove doubters wrong at Arsenal and could be a good example to Mesut Ozil

Arsenal were dealt a blow in the race for the Premier League title with German international playmaker Mesut Ozil being ruled out of action for three to six weeks with a hamstring injury.

However, I believe the bigger blow is the fact that Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey will not return to face Tottenham in Sunday’s north London derby.

Not ready

Gunners fans were hopeful that Ramsey would return to face their arch-rivals at White Hart Lane.

However Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ruled out the midfielders return by telling the clubs official website:  “We have had to defer his comeback to full training a little so he is not available. He is having difficulties in the final stages of his rehab. It looks to be short-term”

Driving force

The arrival of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for a club record fee of £42million is often regarded as the catalyst to Arsenal’s early season form. However, Aaron Ramsey’s drive and determination helped win the Gunners a lot of games in the early part of the season.

The 23-year-old was the one winning the ball back, scoring the goals and creating the goals for teammates. Ramsey’s record of eight goals from 18 Premier League games and six assists is very respectable for a midfielder.

His flying start to the season was very much unexpected and has transformed how the youngster is thought of by Arsenal fans. Ramsey was often used as the scapegoat for Arsenal’s struggles to win silverware in the past and even booed by his own supporters.

His treatment was enough to shatter any player’s confidence, never mind a youngster’s. Not Ramsey though, the youngster just concentrated on fulfilling his undoubted potential and got his reward with his early season performances.

Mental strength

Ramsey has had to be extremely mentally strong to get through horrendous injury problems and the treatment of his own fans. This is an example that Mesut Ozil would do well to follow. His talent is unquestionable, but what has to be questioned is his character.

In the last few months Ozil has hardly shown up for the Gunners. At times he looks like he is uninterested and does not want to work for the team. Prior to his injury, Ozil looked like a lost soul at times.

Hard work

Both players have endured a difficult few months, but for different reasons. Ramsey has been badly missed in the last ten Premier League games, not to mention the Champions League. He must be so frustrated to be injured after such a strong start to the campaign.

When Ozil joined Arsenal few would have thought there would be Gunners fans questioning the German international’s ability. However, there are currently Arsenal fans questioning whether the former-Real Madrid playmaker will make it in the Premier League.

It may be harsh considering Ozil has not even been at Arsenal for a full season, but some of his performances have been seriously worrying. The lack of hard work would be the most worrying one for me.

We all know that hard work is not Ozil’s strength, but when a player is struggling for form fans at least appreciate it if he works hard for the team. Even during Ramsey’s lowest points the Welshman never hid and always worked hard for the team.

Wenger persisted with the young Welshman because he worked hard and had the potential to become a top player, some of that potential being fulfilled early in this campaign. Ozil now has to show that he is willing to work hard to be successful in an Arsenal shirt.

Choice

I think if Gunners fans were asked if they would rather have Ramsey or Ozil fit for Sunday’s derby with Spurs the majority would choose the Welshman, I know I certainly would. The Germany international has been poor in recent games, the FA Cup win over Everton aside that is.

Recovery

Ozil could be missing for a large chunk of Arsenal’s remaining games. Hopefully Ramsey will return to Gunners squad within the next two games. Aaron Ramsey has proved his doubters wrong with his displays this season.

I really hope that Mesut Ozil can improve his fitness during pre-season and come back much stronger next season to prove to his doubters wrong. He has the perfect example to follow in Ramsey.

Unlike Ramsey, fans do not seem to be questioning Ozil’s quality, just his mental strength and character. If he attempts to work hard for the team his performances will improved and next season he can be a force again for the Gunners.

Will Mesut Ozil become a success at Arsenal?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Nugent


David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The 33-year-old has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.

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Bayern
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Bayern
I’m sorry, well actually not at all, because I seriously don’t understand how you can say that Özil should learn from Ramsey all because he had a great BEGINNING to his season. Well so did Özil… You shouldn’t have to be reminded that Özil was world class WAY before Rasmey’s great COUPLE MONTHS… Everyone and their mothers know that Özil plays in a rather lathargic way, actually pretty much the same style as Mata. The only problem he has is form/confidence. Once he gets that back he’ll be the Özil of old. We’ve all seen what he can do IN… Read more »
Ron
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But a fact is.. Wenger ir ruining ozil by not giving him a rest
F.a.c.t

Bayern
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Bayern
No he doesn’t have the same character as Ramsey but has Özil EVER had character like that? NOPE! Yet he has been World Class for nearly 4 years while it’s taken Ramsey nearly 4 years to have a great COUPLE MONTHS. Hahaha. You sound funny right now to expect somethig he’s never shown and has been quite World Class without… I’ve already said he plays an extremely lathargic style, in form or not. He never looks interested or plays with a “full-steam-ahead” attitude whether he was playing for Real or is playing for Arsenal or Germany and Arsenal knew that… Read more »
Bayern
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Bayern
You just lost every inch of credability you had with that question… Real bought him because in two seasons for Werder he had 14 goals and 37 assists in all comps. In his first season for Real he scored 10 and assisted 24+1 for Werder giving him the most in Europe (not including the 6 he had for Germany). 11-12 He topped La Liga with 17 assists and had 22 and 8 goals in all comps for Real. Not to mention another 5 goals and for assists in 4 games for Germany in qualifying for the European Championship. 12-13 With… Read more »
Bayern
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Bayern

Not to mention another 5 goals and *4* assists in 4 games for Germany in qualifying for the European Championship. My mistake

Ribeiro
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Ribeiro
Wow… Comparing ramsey to ozil… Is like comparing torres to a ronaldo or messi Dont get me wrong ramsey is a good player, but ozil is fenomonal! Mr bayern is right, ozil stats and showing at real are amazing. And on the question why did ozil leave? Shure the money.,, but also bccs he didnt like anceloti, or ancelotti didnt like ozil ( one of the two- or both) A fact is- 1.the real team got upset when ozil left 2. Ozil didnt leave bccs he was playing rubbish- bccs he was playing fantastic even at his bad days. 3.… Read more »
Gwen
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Gwen

Wel… Anyway.
Ozil just needs :
Support, some time, some rest and fans trusting him 24/7

If the fans can cope with wenger not winning squat for YEAAARS
Why do you guys get impatient after half a year of ozil?
Where he was doing goos the first 1/2
And got tired and down the second half

Bayern
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Bayern
Did you seriously just ask me that? May I ask how old you are? That’s the type of response a teenager gives when he/she can no longer argue the FACTS put in front of them… I just did some research to refute your ridiculous claims that the world of football’s assist king should take attitude advice from someone who over the past 3 or 4 years has been either constantly inconsistent, putting out nearly 0 for stats, or hurt all because he FINALLY came out of that horrible spell to have a good 3 months… That’s laughable logic. I mean… Read more »
Bayern
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Bayern
Look, honestly I know I’m coming off as rather rude it’s just that Ramsey has had the EXACT same work ethic for how long now? And it’s taken him this long to finally break out of it while Özil has fallen off for the first time in EVER. To me, you seem to be confusing play style by calling it attitude. Özil will NEVER play like Ramsey. He’s lathargic, never defends and always has to come out 70 or 80 minutes in. Maybe one day he’ll be able to finish a match but his style doesn’t need to change one… Read more »
Juan
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Juan

Come back to spain ozil! Hala madrid

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