Yes, it should be the least of the requirements. Imagine thinking a player that didn't even start a consistent run of games a legend. If Ramsey is a legend then Alexis, Özil and Cazorla have a fair shout too.
I think we can all agree that Vieira and the Invincibles starting 11 are legends. After that, you have players who didn't win us a league but provided us with great wins and a cup and even an identity. I call these players icons. I think there are a lot of players who fall into this category. Cesc divides me. The way he left was poor but the way we played under his captaincy and the sheer endeavour he put in eg coming off the bench whilst injured at Christmas, winning the game in 20 minutes before limping off again-means I can't hate the guy. He might be a little legend along with Ramsey.
Cesc is a legend in my heart. If you watched us when he was here and judge him on performances alone, he is that. Ramsey is an icon to me and also a folk hero. Too often injured with questionable "technique" to be a real legend but your post has me wavering.Controversial but for me Cesc is a legend, as is Ramsey. Ramsey should be considered a legend for winning us two FA Cups with winning goals, whereas Cesc took us through a very difficult financial period and maintained our force as an elite club well past the point we should have been.
Let's not forget we were a fixture in the CL every year he was here, and mainly because of his relentless match winning displays.
I think very special players like Cesc don't come around often and given his 8 years here I'd put him in the legend category, but I know this isn't a popular opinion. Perhaps icon is a better word.
Cesc is a legend in my heart. If you watched us when he was here and judge him on performances alone, he is that. Ramsey is an icon to me and also a folk hero. Too often injured with questionable "technique" to be a real legend but your post has me wavering.