Yeah this is stupid. He had a few shockers last year and he didn't really take the league by storm, but he has quietly showed efficiency and definitely has the long-pass in his locker, not to mention the bomb shot. My biggest fear for him is that he doesn't really have the mobility to make up for AW's tactical flaws and/or the pairing of him and Ramsey seems like it will struggle in some games. I'd also like to see a bit more composure and skill under pressure, but maybe that is simply something we have to work around with quick passing, movement, and fast counters (again, tailored to his long-passing skills).
We really haven't had anyone with that potential skillset (long-pass-wise) since Fabregas, although in his pomp Song displayed it at times.