It has been a remarkable growth spurt for a player who was not known for his prowess in front of goal prior to this summer, but has since become one of the Premier League’s most feared midfielders.
Though Ramsey’s principle role is to sit deep and intercept the ball before recycling possession and mounting attacks, he has also developed a tendency to drift into the box and penetrate opposition defences.
During Arsenal’s impressive 3-0 win at Cardiff, he even showed the aptitude of a seasoned striker when glancing home a beautiful header to open the scoring, before adding a well-taken second.
We thought we would assess Ramsey’s development by comparing his goal tally after 117 Premier League games to that of some other notable goalscoring midfielders to grace the English top flight.
Frank Lampard (168), Ryan Giggs (109), Paul Scholes (107) and Steven Gerrard (100) are the four midfielders who have scored a century of Premier League goals in their careers so they represent a good measuring stick.
And we thought we would also include Cesc Fabregas, who set the the standard by which all creative midfielders are judged at Arsenal.
As you can see from the table below, provided by Opta, Ramsey has scored more goals than both Fabregas and Gerrard had after playing 117 Premier League games.
His record also compares favourably with Lampard – the most prolific midfielder the Premier League has ever seen – especially when you consider Ramsey has started fewer matches than the Chelsea star had at a similar stage of his career.
In fact Ramsey - who until his late-season resurgence last term had struggled for consistency at Arsenal, not least because of the horrendous broken leg he suffered when playing against Stoke in 2010 – has started far fewer games than any of his contemporaries.
The Wales international’s tally is well short of the great Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes – though the latter was often used in a forward role earlier in his career, explaining his very impressive tally.
Still, our table still proves Ramsey is in amongst some very impressive company and his record after 117 Premier League games stands up against some of the best in the business.
Do you think Ramsey will go on to score 100 Premier League goals? Can he maintain his scoring record? Let us know in the comments below...