Yesterday, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey scored in a 3-3 draw with Liverpool. This morning, the world learned that Alan Rickman—one of the greatest working actors, world-famous for roles like Hans Gruber, Severus Snape, and the Sheriff of Nottingham—was dead at 69. His cause of death: Aaron Ramsey, maybe.
Yo. He CRUSHED that ball.
The chart above shows the Premier Leaguers with the highest ratios of goals to shots on goal this season among those who've both scored and averaged two tries per league game. It seems like the sort of thing you could write quite a lot about, but then the more you think about it, the less clear it is just how much of…
Maybe the story of Arsenal's season boils down to the story of Aaron Ramsey. The young kid with as much talent as anyone endured years of setbacks until finally putting it all together in a wonder campaign where he shows he's better than you could conceive. Can it continue? Who knows. But it's a joy to watch.