Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is currently operating at the peak of his powers and will not lose his place in the Gunners side despite Mesut Ozil's arrival at the Emirates, according to Wales coach Chris Coleman.
Ramsey has been ever-present in Arsenal's midfield so far this season, impressing with an all-action style and energetic approach which has justified Arsene Wenger's faith in the 22-year-old.
Coleman believes that Ramsey has made significant improvements in a number of areas over the last 12 months, pointing to a new sense of positional awareness and assurance in the final third in his praise of the young playmaker.
The Welsh boss went as far as to say Ramsey has now surpassed the bright displays which saw him burst onto the scene before injury derailed his progress, believing that he will keep his place in the Arsenal starting XI despite Wenger completing a £42.4million deal for Ozil on Monday.
The Red Dragons chief told Sky Sports: "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.
"This is his best form and he's playing his best football. Even before he had the injury. This is the best we've seen from him. All Aaron has to do is keep doing what he has been doing. Ozil 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."
Ramsey is currently on Wales duty ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Serbia, remaining a key part of Coleman's plans at international level despite losing the captain's armband to Ashley Williams last year.
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