The Arsenal midfielder has been in terrific form this season and has been a mainstay in the Gunners line-up. Chris Coleman believes that the midfielder is now on the same level as Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

Consistent throughout, Ramsey has been among the top players in England this season

Consistent throughout, Ramsey has been among the top players in England this season

Wales boss Chris Coleman believes that Aaron Ramsey’s performances this season has put him on the same level as Gareth Bale. The Welsh skipper has been on a tremendous run of form since the start of the season, scoring 13 goals in 22 appearances for the Gunners this term. On the other hand, Gareth Bale after enduring a difficult start to life in Madrid has finally adapted to his new surroundings,scoring 9 in just 13 appearances so far.

But Coleman, in an exclusive interview to Sky Sports, said there is no reason to separate the two –

“When you see what he is doing at the minute then why would you not say he is at a similar level [to Bale]?” 

“What he’s doing at the minute is enjoying his football. He’s found his confidence again. He’s always had the ability, he just needed to get the confidence back and he’s got that. You can’t be doing what he is doing without that and he’s doing it in every game. If he’s not scoring, he looks like scoring. He’s involved in everything. He looks brilliant at the minute.”

The Wales supremo also heaped praise on Gareth Bale, who is finding his feet at the Bernebeau following a record breaking move from Tottenham –

“He’s proved everyone wrong again, including me. I just thought any normal player who misses pre-season then it would take six months to get back and find your rhythm. A month ago after the Clasico he was getting criticised. Now, a month on, with more games, we are seeing his ability.”

Coleman continued –

“He is proving he is a world-class player. If he was English or Spanish and producing those performances and then getting the move, I don’t think much would have been said but, because he’s Welsh and from a small footballing country, people have gone: ‘Is he worth it?’

“Is anyone worth that money at the end of the day? But that is what someone has paid. It’s not Gareth’s fault but if we look at players all around the world and see what they can and can’t do, there’s not many that can do what Gareth does when he is at his best and he’s finding that again. He’s playing regularly and he looks fantastic.”