Arsène Wenger believes Aaron Ramsey is perfectly equipped to handle the pressure of returning to Cardiff City on Saturday.
The 22-year-old started his career in south Wales and played for the club in the 2008 FA Cup final before moving to Emirates Stadium later that summer.
The boyhood Cardiff fan is expected to receive a good reception on Saturday, and Wenger says his maturity means he can cope with anything these days.
The first time he went back there in the cup he was not comfortable with the situation - it was too much for him. Now he is much more experiencedArsène Wenger
“At Swansea he got stick, at Cardiff I don’t know,” the manager said. “I think the first time he went back there in the cup he was not comfortable with the situation - it was too much for him. Now he is much more experienced.
“He got a hostile reception at Swansea because… Swansea [fans] hate Cardiff and Cardiff [fans] hate Swansea.
“At Swansea, the first time it affected him [but] now he takes that in a more positive way. He wanted to do so well that he missed a lot of passes. [But] every time he has gone back to Wales since then he has done well.”
Wenger is delighted with Ramsey’s development and believes the sky is the limit for the all-action midfielder.
“I expect him to continue to improve,” he said. “He's a young player and there is a lot more to come from him.
“He has no limitations in his improvement and he can be a complete midfielder, efficient defensively, efficient offensively. That's what real football players are.”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 29 Nov 2013