Long-serving and influential midfielder Aaron enjoyed another impressive season.
The all-round midfielder is strong in the tackle, has tremendous stamina, an eye for a pass and also weighs in with his fair share of goals. His tally last season included an audacious back-flick in the 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane, while he also scored in the home wins over Sunderland in both the Premier League and FA Cup.
Now with more than 250 first-team appearances to his name, Aaron has developed steadily since joining from Cardiff City in 2008. He made his Gunners debut aged just 17, and became the fifth-youngest scorer in Champions League history when he netted his first goal for the club against Fenerbahce.
His most famous goal to date is certainly the winner in the 2014 FA Cup final. That was actually his second appearance in the final, having played against Portsmouth for Cardiff in 2008.
He remains Cardiff's youngest ever first-team player, and he returned to his boyhood club on loan in 2011 while recovering from the serious leg injury he suffered at Stoke City in February 2010.
A regular Wales international since 2008, he was instrumental for his country at Euro 2016, scoring in the group stage win over Russia as they went on to reach the semi-final. He was later named in the UEFA Team of the Tournament.
Aaron also represented the Great Britain team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.