Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey feels he has come out the other side of his serious leg injury.
The Welsh midfielder sustained a double break in his leg two years ago which sidelined him for nine months but he feels as though that is all behind him now he is back as a regular contributor to the Gunners line-up.
"The determination and the professionalism that you need to go through that, all the hours in the gym, is quite tough," Ramsey said.
"I have got through that now. It has taken me a bit longer than I would have liked, but I am happy now where I am, and hoping to improve.
"It did take it out of me that injury, and hopefully that will have only been a minor hiccup in the long run when I look back on my career.
"I am hungry to keep that shirt and have proven that with the way I have been playing of late. Hopefully I can keep my place in the team."