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Steven Gerrard claims Aaron Ramsey is the Premier League's best attacking midfielder

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has insisted that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is 'the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League'. 

Speaking on BT Sport after the Gunners' impressive 3-0 Champions League victory over Greek outfit Olympiakos last night, Gerrard hailed Ramsey, suggesting that the Welshman should play in the middle. 

Ramsey has often been utilised on the right-hand side under the guidance of Arsene Wenger but starred in the centre of the field at the Karaiskakis Stadium.

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And Gerrard certainly believes that Ramsey is at his best when deployed centrally. The former England captain stated: "I don't think he'll be happy himself playing out wide because he hasn't got the legs - his qualities are all in the middle.

"For me, when he's in that form, he's the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League.

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"You should play your best players where they want to be and I'm sure that'd be in the middle."

Ramsey response 

Unsurprisingly, a buoyed Ramsey took to Twitter after the Champions League showdown, thanking Gerrard for his comments. 

Bold claim 

But is Ramsey really the best? Gerrard's comments will no doubt surprise the majority; the Welshman's opportunities in the middle of the park have been limited recently. 

Wenger has previously suggested that Ramsey unbalances the team when deployed in the centre. Ultimately, the dynamic midfielder is extremely adventurous and often has to settle for a place out wide. With Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the side, Ramsey isn't allowed to express himself fully and has to take a backseat during proceedings. 

But if he really was the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League, then surely Wenger would accommodate him. The notion that Ramsey is a free spirit is harsh, however; he's certainly improving his all-round game in north London, but may well be used as a utility man over the coming months. 

Is Ramsey really the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League? Have your say below! 

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UEFA Champions League
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