Top 10 football comebacks

Top 10 football comebacks

Before the start of this season, you could count on one hand the number of decent performances Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey had produced in the three-and-a-half years since suffering a horrific leg break against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

However, despite being written off by a large section of the Gunners fans, the former teenage prodigy has finally emerged from the shadows to become an integral part of the Arsenal team this season.

But does the Ramsey renaissance stack up against these?

10. JAN MOLBY

When the great Dane was banged up after a drinkdriving conviction in October 1988, it looked like the end of the honorary Scouser's Liverpool career.

However, if anything, the barely edible prison food and the absence of pubs on the inside did Molby and his ever-expanding waistline a favour, and it was a much more svelte figure that emerged on completion of his sentence.

In the 1989-90 season, Molby played a key role - especially during the run-in - as the Reds secured their 18th and last league title.

9. OWEN HARGREAVES

By the summer of 2011, the injury-ravaged midfielder was a busted flush, having managed just 187 minutes of action in the previous three seasons.

Released by Manchester United, Hargreaves' method for reviving his career was a dose of self-flagellation on the Internet.

No, not that sort of self-flagellation. The England international released a YouTube video of himself working out in order to prove that he still had the physical tools necessary for a top-flight career.

It did the trick. Manchester City handed him a contract, and, 17 minutes into his debut against Birmingham, Hargreaves fired home a stunning long-range effort to help secure a 2-0 victory.

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