Ramsey is in the form of his life going into Arsenal’s clash with Stoke, the side who will forever be linked with the Welshman’s career.
Rambo’s career was stopped in its tracks when he suffered a broken leg after a Ryan Shawcross challenge in February 2010.
He returned to action nine months later but Wenger says he only started seeing signs of the real Ramsey towards the end of last season. Resurgent Ramsey has taken his game to even greater heights this season, hitting six goals in just seven games.
Wenger said: “It is in the last three or four months of last season (that I noticed he was over the injury). He had a difficult period in mid-season. People became a little bit impatient with him.
“He lost confidence and sometimes you give the players a little rest so they can rebuild their confidence, think about their game and can come back stronger. That’s what happened to him.”
Ramsey’s red-hot form is just one of the reasons for the optimism around the Emirates. The Gunners are second in the league, off to a winning start in the Champions League after beating Marseille in midweek, and on a six-game winning streak.
Wenger said: “We want that to be a success and it is important that he starts well, and it’s a positive result and a good performance. But I’m convinced that, if the team plays well, he will be there.”
One cloud hanging over the Gunners is the prospect of an injury to striker Olivier Giroud.
Injured rookie Yaya Sanogo started the season as Wenger’s only available backup.
But he is ready to hand Nicklas Bendtner a chance to reignite his Arsenal career in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup tie at West Brom.
Wenger said: “Honestly, he was supposed to go, but he stayed and once he stays, you have to consider him as a full player of the squad.
“If he deserves to play in front of Giroud, he plays in front of Giroud. That is as simple as that. It is a fantastic opportunity.
“He lost his way a little bit, but he is not a bad boy. He is a good guy.”Guns ace ends nightmare.