To conclude our Player of the Season series, our statistician looks at Aaron Ramsey's impressive 2013/14 numbers.

The man who scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final has also been voted Arsenal's Player of the Season.

Aaron Ramsey scored Arsenal's first trophy-clinching goal for nearly a decade, to cap a fantastic season in which he regularly dominated matches from midfield.

He claimed 16 goals from 34 appearances, and added nine assists

He claimed 16 goals from 34 appearances and added nine assists, taking the official club award despite missing three months and 20 games of the season due to injury.

Ramsey's overall record for the season was W24, D3, L7 for a superb win rate of 70.6 per cent. Arsenal's record for the 20 games he missed due to a thigh injury at the start of 2014 was W11, D5, L4 - a 55 per cent win rate.

Aside from the 20 games he was forced out of, Ramsey was also rested for two matches, and in total he spent 2,700 minutes on the pitch, which represents 52.6 per cent of the total.

And that time on the pitch was packed with memorable moments. Ramsey scored 10 Premier League goals, five in the Champions League and of course that extra-time winner against Hull City in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Arsenal won all 13 matches Ramsey scored in, and six of his strikes broke the deadlock. Most of his goals came via his right foot (13) while he scored two headers and once with his left foot.

Aaron Ramsey's season, game by game

Comp Date Opponents F/A Result Venue Goals Assists Mins
PL 17/8/13 Aston Villa 1-3 L H 0 0 90
CL 21/8/13 Fenerbache 3-0 W A 1 0 90
PL 24/8/13 Fulham 3-1 W A 0 1 90
CL 27/8/13 Fenerbache 2-0 W H 2 0 90
PL 1/9/13 Tottenham 1-0 W H 0 0 90
PL 14/9/13 Sunderland 3-1 W A 2 0 90
CL 18/9/13 Marseille 2-1 W A 1 0 90
PL 22/9/13 Stoke 3-1 W H 1 0 90
PL 28/9/13 Swansea 2-1 W A 1 1 90
CL 1/10/13 Napoli 2-0 W H 0 1 88
PL 6/10/13 West Brom 1-1 D A 0 0 59
PL 19/10/13 Norwich 4-1 W H 1 1 53
CL 22/10/13 B. Dortmund 1-2 L H 0 0 86
PL 26/10/13 C. Palace 2-0 W A 0 1 90
LC 29/10/13 Chelsea 0-2 L H 0 0 81
PL 2/11/13 Liverpool 2-0 W H 1 0 90
CL 6/11/13 B. Dortmund 1-0 W A 1 0 90
PL 10/11/13 Man United 0-1 L A 0 0 90
PL 23/11/13 Southampton 2-0 W H 0 0 90
CL 26/11/13 Marseille 2-0 W H 0 0 90
PL 30/11/13 Cardiff City 3-0 W A 2 0 90
PL 4/12/13 Hull City 2-0 W H 0 0 90
PL 8/12/13 Everton  1-1 D H 0 0 68
CL 11/12/13 Napoli 0-2 L A 0 0 22
PL 14/12/13 Man City 3-6 L A 0 0 90
PL 23/12/13 Chelsea 0-0 D H 0 0 90
PL 26/12/13 West Ham 3-1 W A 0 0 65
PL 6/4/14 Everton 0-3 L A 0 0 24
FAC  12/4/14 Wigan 1-1 W* N 0 0 89
PL 15/4/14 West Ham 3-1 W H 0 1 18
PL 20/4/14 Hull City 3-0 W A 1 1 90
PL 28/4/14 Newcastle 3-0 W H 0 0 74
PL  11/5/14 Norwich 2-0 W A 1 0 63
FAC  17/5/14 Hull City 3-2 W N 1 0 120

* Won on penalties

At the beginning of last season Ramsey had scored 11 goals for the club from 150 appearances, at a rate of 13.6 games per goal. He had doubled that career tally inside the first three months of the campaign, and he has now improved his games per goal ratio to one every 6.8 matches.

Previously his most prolific season was 2009/10, when he registered four times.

Aaron Ramsey 2013/14 infographic
Aaron Ramsey 2013/14 infographic

But it should have come as no surprise that Ramsey found the net in extra-time in the cup final, as he specialises in late goals.

His goal against Stoke in September was his 18th overall for the Gunners, but the first he had ever scored in the first half. Eleven of 27 strikes have come after the 75th minute, and on average his goals arrive 66 minutes into a match.

Next season will be Ramsey's seventh at Arsenal, and the 23-year-old is 16 games away from his 200th appearance. Of the current squad only Bacary Sagna, Theo Walcott, Thomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini have played more for Arsenal.

Aaron Ramsey 2013/14 infographic
Aaron Ramsey 2013/14 infographic

Aaron Ramsey's 2013/14 stats

  Apps  Goals Assists
League 20+3 10 8
FA Cup 2 1 -
Europe  7+1 5 1
League Cup  1 - -
Total 30+4 16 9

Aaron Ramsey's career stats

  Apps Goals Assists
League 81+46 17 19
FA Cup  10+5 2 1
Europe  21+13 8 3
League Cup  8 - 3
Total 120+64 27 26


Opta stats show that, at the time of his injury against West Ham on Boxing Day, Ramsey was in the top three for most touches, assists, successful passes and tackles won in the Premier League. He was also the second top-scoring midfielder behind Yaya Toure with eight goals.

The Wales international was second for most touches, two behind Kyle Walker who had spent 125 minutes longer on the pitch.

He doubled his career tally inside the first three months of the campaign

These touches were usually successful passes. Yaya Toure was the only man to have completed more passes by that stage of the season (1,237 to 1,064) while only Wayne Rooney and team-mate Mesut Ozil had contributed more than Ramsey's six assists.

And to illustrate his worth as an all-round midfielder, Ramsey was second in the list of most tackles won (56), just three behind Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward.

Until Boxing Day Ramsey also led the Arsenal squad in terms of touches, tackles won, successful passes in opposition half, dribbles completed, shots on target and goals scored in the Premier League.

And, even though he missed 15 league games in all, he finished the campaign still in the top three of most of those categories.

Ramsey also excelled in the Champions League, top scoring for the club with five goals, including the winning goal at Borussia Dortmund, and three goals in the qualifier against Fenerbahce. He also supplied the cross for Ozil's first ever Arsenal goal in the home win over Napoli.

All stats correct as at June 3, 2014. With thanks to Opta

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Josh James 4 Jun 2014