Aaron Ramsey is ready to step up his contributions in 2012 after "coming of age" during the festive period.

The Wales midfielder turned 21 on Boxing Day and has already crammed plenty into his short career. Few men captain their country at the age of 20 while Ramsey has also emerged as a pivotal figure for his club.

After a rest against Wolves he is ready to take on Queens Park Rangers at Emirates Stadium and plans to become even more influential in the New Year.

"I’m happy with what I’ve achieved so far, and especially with the way things are going for me personally this season, but hopefully there’s a lot more to come," Ramsey told the Official Matchday Programme.

"What happened with my injury is behind me now, and I’m just really glad to be back playing for Arsenal regularly. Before my injury I was just starting to do that, so it’s just nice to be out there every week again.

"I still have plenty of things to learn, but with any luck I’ll be able to bring more to the team in 2012.

"Against Aston Villa I looked a bit fatigued and was disappointed with how I performed, but then I’ve played a lot of games this season and sometimes it catches up with you. I think it was the right decision [to rest me for the Wolves game], because I did feel a bit tired, so hopefully a rest has done me good."

The full interview with Aaron is available in Saturday's Official Matchday Programme. You can subscribe to the Matchday Programme by calling 08700 20 20 20.

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30 Dec 2011