Just as he did three years before, Aaron ended last season as an Emirates FA Cup final matchwinner.
Once again the Wales international was our hero at Wembley, heading home Olivier Giroud’s 79th-minute cross to give us a famous 2-1 victory over Chelsea.
It was of course the undisputed highlight of a campaign in which Aaron made 32 appearances in all competitions for us, taking him just three short of 300 career games for Arsenal.
Blessed with vast stamina, the box-to-box midfielder scored three of his four goals in 2016/17 in the FA Cup, adding to his header at Wembley with efforts against Preston North End and Lincoln City. He netted his only Premier League goal of the campaign in our final match, curling home a sumptuous 20-yard shot against Everton.
Aaron has scored his fair share of impressive goals - his long-range half-volley at Galatasaray in December 2014 remains one of our best Champions League goals of recent times, while he was voted as our Player of the Season for his performances during the 2013/14 campaign.
The Caerphilly-born midfielder joined us from hometown side Cardiff City in 2008 - he remains their youngest-ever player - and made his Arsenal debut aged 17. His first goal for us came against Fenerbahce in the Champions League, making him the all-time fifth-youngest scorer in that competition.
Now a seasoned international, Aaron was exceptional as his country reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016. He scored in the group-stage win over Russia and was selected in Uefa’s Team of the Tournament. Four years prior to that, Aaron represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.