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The key quality Rambo brings to the team

Aaron Ramsey celebrates his first goal

Six games, six wins and 17 goals scored - our fast, fluid attacking game has certainly clicked into gear in recent weeks.

But as thrilling as it is seeing the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexandre Lacazette in full flight, Arsene Wenger reserves special praise for one man: Aaron Ramsey.

"Players like Aaron give us the balance because he goes into the box," the Arsenal manager said. "When you have many creative players who are good on the ball, they all want to come to the ball and distribute the game but they don't want to go in the box. When we have a creative side, [Aaron] gives us that balance. 

"My dream is to play that kind of football and when it works of course our game is based on quick combinations and quick, sharp movement. When it works you're very happy, but at the end of the day in our game you have to be efficient. 

"When you look since January it’s always three or four at home but away from home we couldn't transform our game into efficiency enough and that’s basically why we're so far behind."

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Ramsey completes his hat-trick against Everton

Ramsey has six goals in his last seven games, and Wenger says that the Wales international has developed as he hoped when he signed him as a 17-year-old. 

"I believe that a club can give you an identity in your game and can develop you as a personality if you do not change every time," the manager said. 

"And because Aaron adjusted to the way that we wanted to play, improved a lot in his composure, in his calmness in front of goal [he has done that]. 

"He had always in his game that kind of quality, but he could not always finish well - he was not always composed enough on the ball. He’s developed with us on that front a lot, so I believe that he took advantage a lot of the way that we want to play the game and I think that he enjoys it."
 

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