Of all the kids groomed by Arsene Wenger, Aaron Ramsey was the brightest of all after Cesc Fabregas but somehow his career has taken a downhill path ever since that horrific injury.
Ramsey was indeed the brightest kid when he joined Arsenal in 2008 at the tender age 17. The North London club paid £4.8m for him and Wenger rated him very highly.
It was all going so smooth for the young kid. In his second season, he made 29 total appearances and was steadily on his way in achieving brighter things for himself and for the club.
In 2010, at Britannia, he suffered an atrocious tackle from Ryan Shawcross that caused a double farcture in his lower leg. Well, Ramsey recovered after few months but he was never the same player again.
Last season he started well (made 34 appearances in the league) and played a pivotal role alongside Mikel Arteta. He took the responsibility of filling up the void left by then skipper Cesc Fabregas and did brilliantly.
This season, he has only made 11 starts in the league while 13 appearances have come as a substitute. He has been deployed in various positions and is seen now as mainly a squad player.
He is only 22 and has the age on his side but is his talent being wasted by the club? His development was rocked by injury but post recovery, has been taken well care of?