Welsh sensation was set back three years by Shawcross challenge.
On the eve of the Stoke City’s trip to Arsenal, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says it has taken Aaron Ramsey a significant time to recover from the broken leg he suffered against the Potters three years ago.
Ramsey, 22, has been in fantastic form for Arsenal at the beginning of this season, bagging six goals so far including a brace against Sunderland last weekend.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Wenger explained that the damage the young Welshman suffered was psychological as well as physical.
“It took him a long time to get completely over that, especially in the duels, in the fights. He had a little resistance to go into the fights for a long time.
“Now he’s over it. He scores goals now. I always thought he would score goals if he improves his technical quality.
“He has a great engine, great spirit and has an obsession – he wants always to be better.”
Though pulling no punches when discussing the extent of the damage, the Arsenal boss insisted he had totally confidence in the midfielder’s ability to bounce back.
“When you have a big injury before the age of 20, you come back and redevelop completely normally, once the psychological damage is out of your head.
“So I was not too much worried but you never know how big, how deep the impact is psychologically.”