Wales manager Chris Coleman has heaped praise on Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey for his excellent form at the start of the season.
The 22-year old has started all five of Arsenal’s opening games and has netted three times. With Gareth Bale out of the next set of internationals for Wales, Coleman believes Ramsey can be the leading man if he can continue his form on the international stage.
“Aaron has been brilliant. He is showing now what we all thought he was capable of with his performances. He’s been superb for Arsenal this season”
“All that has happened is he has taken time and games to get stronger and get that fluidity back in his play.”
“He’s got a spring in his step and is confident. He’s doing things at both ends of the pitch. He’s defending well, positionally he is much better and he’s linking the play up in the last third.”
The Welshman came under scrutiny last season but ended the season well and enjoyed an impressive pre-season. It seems he has continued to develop and get stronger to become on the clubs most consistent performers so far.
Mesut Özil’s arrival at the club offers more competition for places in the midfield but Coleman doesn’t think Ramsey should worry about his place.
“All Aaron has to do is keep doing what he has been doing. Özil is a great player, but if Aaron keeps playing like he is, then I don’t think it will be Aaron Ramsey losing his place.”
“I’m not the Arsenal manager and it’s not up to me. It’s up to Arsene Wenger and he’s a quality manager. But if Aaron keeps doing what he has been doing then I can’t see him losing his place.”