Aaron Ramsey came through the Cardiff City academy, making his senior debut for the club in their penultimate fixture of the 2006/07 Championship season. At 16 years and 124 days, he became their youngest ever first-team player.
He made a further 21 first-team appearances the following season, attracting the attentions of both Arsenal and Manchester United. He eventually chose to sign for Arsène Wenger over Sir Alex Ferguson, and duly spent the following 11 years at the north London club.
The Welsh international had to be patient in his early days at the Emirates, where he competed with Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and later Jack Wilshere for selection. His progress was also undermined by the horrific double leg-break he suffered away at Stoke in 2010.