Oxlade-Chamberlain drawing inspiration from Arsenal pal Ramsey

Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is drawing inspiration from Aaron Ramsey. Ramsey has put his fitness problems firmly behind him to score 15 goals so far for club and country.

Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is drawing inspiration from Aaron Ramsey.

Ramsey has put his fitness problems firmly behind him to score 15 goals so far for club and country.

“You can either let setbacks be a setback or let them be a temporary setback as part of a learning curve to go on and turn it into something positive,” he told Arsenal Player.

“People sometimes don’t realise if you get an injury like that, doing something you do on a day-to-day basis and sometimes you can’t put your finger on why it happened, to come back from that and put yourself under threat of doing that same horrific injury that brings back those bad memories again, that can be really challenging mentally.

“I think the way that Aaron has come back from that injury and a time like that to show what he is doing this season and even in the seasons before, ever since I have been here, he has been a brilliant player and I can say the same about Jack [Wilshere] with his injury as well.

“The amount of time he was out and to come back and see how positive he is now and how hard he is still working to make sure he tries to prevent injuries like that again, is a real learning curve for any player.

“For me, now I find myself in the same situation they found themselves in, hopefully on a shorter length of injury, it does give you hope.

“You can take a lot of positivity from that and confidence that you can come back stronger.”

 
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