Aaron Ramsey is good enough for Barcelona, says Chris Coleman

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Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey is good enough to play for Barcelona, according to his Wales manager Chris Coleman.

The midfielder has emerged as a key star for the Gunners over the past two seasons and has subsequently been linked with a £50m move to the Nou Camp.

Barcelona scouts have reportedly watched Ramsey ten times this season and are preparing a huge offer once their transfer ban expires.

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Those reports have been dismissed by Arsene Wenger, who is confident the 24-year-old is committed to his £100,000-a-week contract at the Emirates.

"Ability-wise when you see the best of Aaron Ramsey... at his best is he good enough for Barcelona? Yes he is, at his best"

But his international manager, Coleman, says he is less than surprised to see Ramsey linked with a move to Barcelona as he believes he is good enough to fit into Luis Enrique's system.

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Similar styles

He told reporters: "If you look at the way he plays, and the way Barcelona play with all that imagination, it is not too dissimilar to the way Arsenal play.

"Barca signed [Ivan] Rakitic from Sevilla last year. Some people were scoffing at that, but he's a good player, and if Barca are looking at 'Rambo' then it's for a reason.

"He's already playing for Arsenal, who play a similar style. He's playing at the top of the Premier League and Champions League every season.

"Ability-wise when you see the best of Aaron Ramsey... at his best is he good enough for Barcelona? Yes he is, at his best."

Would Arsenal sell?

Arsenal fans will remember the days of seeing their best players leaving for rival clubs. Cesc Fabregas forced his way out of the club to join Barcelona while the likes of Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie left for Manchester City and United respectively.

Now Arsenal are in a stronger financial position, they are in the business of buying star players rather than selling them, however, an offer of £50m will surely tempt Wenger into considering a sale.

Selling Ramsey would allow Jack Wilshere to flourish in a midfield position while the promising Gedion Zelalem would also benefit. He could use the money to reinvest in the squad and target the world-class striker some critics believe Arsenal need.


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