The Kenyan international skipper arrived in north London after three years at Southampton last summer and immediately stamped his mark on the team, scoring the winner on his home debut against Crystal Palace in August, 2016, and starting every Premier League game until picking up a back injury at Burnley at the start of April.
Typically of the midfield powerhouse, it didn’t keep him out for long. He returned two matches later and picked up right where he left off, patrolling the centre of the park with authority and giving our attacking players added licence to get forward.
Left-back Ben was particularly impressed with Victor’s input last term and is keen on more of the same in the forthcoming campaign.
“Victor has been top-drawer, he’s a top player,” said the Welsh international. “I think some people perhaps had doubts about how good he was on the ball before he arrived here but I think he silenced everybody on that straight away.
“It’s not just his defensive work – on the ball he’s an excellent player and he’s been superb for us over the course of the last year.
“We see what he can do in training quite regularly and you’re better off just not going near him if you want to keep the ball! Hopefully there’s more of the same to come from him next season.”