Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has said that he is pleased to take on added responsibility for the club.
The Welshman is in his seventh season with the Gunners and has established his place as a key member of the team.
He scored 16 goals last season, including the winner in the FA Cup final, and is confident of achieving even more success at the club.
"I made my debut when I was 16 so I've been playing for a number of years and been learning my trade if you like," Ramsey told the Arsenal Magazine. "I think I've always been quite mature for my age. I moved here when I was 17 and had to grow up pretty quickly.
"Now I feel like I am as mature as I can be. I've got a lot more responsibility and I've become used to that and it feels good. I just want to improve on last season and try to become the best player I can possibly be.
"It was nice [to score the winner in the FA Cup final] but hopefully I can have more than that - hopefully it's not the only thing I achieve. I'm confident I can improve and have many more of those wonderful moments. I'm really excited with the way things are developing and about what the future holds."
Ramsey has scored three goals in seven games for Arsenal this season.