Aaron Ramsey has identified better decision-making as a key reason for his superb form this season.
The Club's Player of the Month for August and September is Arsenal’s top scorer with nine goals from 14 starts in 2013/14, and in Saturday's matchday programme, he reveals his increased confidence has led to greater decisiveness.
“I think you make more right decisions when you play with confidence,” said Ramsey. “If I think something is on and I can hit a 40-yard pass over the top for someone to run onto, I will still do that, but the decision-making is better.
You feel sharper in your mind when you are confident. Things just seem to happen quicker
"You feel sharper in your mind when you are confident. Things just seem to happen quicker. You understand things more clearly and things just seem to happen more naturally, it’s difficult to describe really.”
Ramsey has netted in each of Arsenal’s last two home league games, and he’s supplied plenty of goals too, most recently last weekend in the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace, when he teed up Olivier Giroud for his late headed goal.
“Of course it was going through my mind to go for goal myself at first. Oli played it in to me, I was one against one with Gabbidon and obviously I know him well from the Wales team, and I was thinking about taking him on.
"But then I saw Oli making his run from the corner of my eye, and it’s important for midfielders to have vision as well. You need to realise when someone is in a better position than you. So it was nice to get the assist and finish the game off.”
Read more from Aaron in the official matchday programme