When Aaron Ramsey got injured earlier this season many felt that the Gunners would seriously miss his presence.
The Welsh international had a good summer in EURO 2016 with his nation and looked ready to bring that form to the domestic season but instead he has had a lengthy lay-off that he only looks set to return from now.
In that time Arsenal fans have gone from worrying about where the goals are going to come from in midfield with Ramsey being one of the chief contributors to seeing their side hit the net from all over the place.
It’s a turn of events that, whilst great for the club as they challenge for the title, suggest that Ramsey may not be as crucial to the side as he once was.
He faces a real fight to get back into the Gunners first team, then, once fully fit and here are the two reasons to explain exactly why…