Aaron Ramsey is delighted to have reached 300 appearances for Arsenal, and is looking to keep improving.
Ramsey has reached a number of milestones this season.
He scored his 50th career goal, got his 50th career assist, and most impressively played his 300th game for Arsenal. He joins an impressive list of players to reach 300 appearances in the Premier League, and is looking ahead to reaching the 400 mark.
“It means a lot,” he told Arsenal Magazine. “With the number of great players this club’s produced, to be reaching the milestones that those sorts of players have achieved is great for me. Hopefully I can keep improving on that and improving my goals.”
Ramsey’s record is impressive considering the number of muscular injuries he’s had over the years. He’s been at the club for a decade now after joining from Cardiff in 2008. The milestone was marked by the club with a gold badge that he can pin onto his club suit.
“It’s nice actually when you reach 300 appearances. I get a gold badge on my club suit!” he added. “There’s no ceremony as such. When we had a team meeting, it was my job to give the jacket to Laurent because he was the next to achieve the milestone too. It will be on him to present the next one.
“It’s like the Green Jacket in the Masters! It’s a nice little touch and I’d just like to show my appreciation to the club for letting me reach a fantastic personal achievement. Next stop 400!”
The Welshman is currently recovering from a hamstring injury he picked up in the 0-0 draw with Southampton. Before then, he had three goals and six assists in 15 appearances.
He was one of Arsenal’s best performers before his injury, and the team hasn’t quite been the same since. We’ve only won three times in all competitions since his injury. The 27-year-old can divide opinion among the fans, but it’s clear that the team has missed him.