“He Should Be Awarded His Own Statue!” Arsenal Legend Hails In-form Arsenal Star.

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The Wales international, 23, has been one of the stand-out performers in the Premier League this season and played a key part in helping the Gunners into a position to challenge for their first league crown since 2004 but was cut off half way into the season due to a thigh injury he picked up at West Ham.

Ramsey yesterday signed a new contract sealing his future with Arsenal in a £100,000-a-week 5-year deal with the Gunners.The in-form midfielder upon his injury has scored eight goals and made six assists this season before a thigh injury forced him on to the treatment table.

According to Daily Star, Arsenal Legend Ray Parlour told Sportlobster: “Without doubt, Aaron Ramsey can become as influential as Steven Gerrard. Ramsey needs to believe in his own abilities”.

“He is a young and exciting talent and will definitely be a top, top player in the future. He wants to learn and is blessed with the ideal attributes for a midfield player”.

“Gerrard was the best player I have ever faced. I think he is absolutely world class. He isn’t as effective box-to-box as he was a few years ago, but he continues to make the difference”.

“Ramsey was the perfect box-to-box midfielder in the first-half of the season and I always said if he could score a few more, he would be complete.”

Parlour, who famously scored in the 2002 FA Cup final, hopes Ramsey joins club heroes Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry by receiving a statue in the future.

He said: “I would love for Aaron to be awarded his own statue. He is a fantastic footballer and a down-to-earth person”.

“These days, players can be a little bit arrogant, but he is level-headed”.

“His attitude is fantastic. I speak to the Arsenal staff and he is top drawer in training. He is energetic and he reminds me of myself in many ways”.

“I trained like I was playing in a competitive football match and I think Aaron has the same sort of desire.

“He is similar in the way he runs around the pitch, but he’ll probably score more goals than I did.

“He always likes to run into the box, but he is also able to defend and keep it simple. Aaron is a very confident player and a good lad too.”

Although Ramsey returned to full training last week and was expected to make a return against Tottenham last Sunday but the Welshman who was one of the star performers for the Gunners in the first half of the season has not played since Boxing Day, when he damaged his thigh at West Ham.

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