By 1970’s Gooner
Don’t get me wrong. No way can Denilson be compared to Ramsey in terms of skill. The young Welsh midfielder is in my opinion an exciting talent. He has shown that he has those attributes to become a big player for Arsenal. I have a doubt if he will ever get to the level of Fabregas but then not many in the world will, but who knows?
Why am I mentioning Denilson in the same breath? The reason is that Wenger once thought that Denilson was a star in the making and he did what he is doing now with Ramsey. He kept playing him day in day out. Irrespective of the quality of his performances.
And Denilson had some good games but he had quite a lot more average games.
But more importantly he failed to improve.
His performances reached a level which was not up to the Arsenal and Premier League standard and no matter how many more games he played he couldn’t go beyond that barrier.
I am not saying that Ramsey will do the same. But what Wenger is doing obvious. He is doing a “Denilson” on Ramsey.
He is obsessed about playing Ramsey in nearly every game so that he could accelerate his development.
What Wenger is achieving though is nothing of the sort.
The boy cannot perform at this level in every game. It’s natural at this age to produce inconsistent performances and that is what we are getting at the moment.
This however is happening at the expense of results. Results that are badly needed in our pursuit of …..fourth spot.
One has to wonder. Is Wenger doing this knowing that he could really jeopardise Arsenal’s CL aspirations? I think not at this juncture where we are facing the precipice as it were.
And that is why I expect that Ramsey will be rested/dropped for the game against Blackburn with Rosicky getting a deserved start.