Aaron Ramsey: Wales midfielder 'can be one of Europe's best'

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey has scored eight goals for Wales
2016 Euro qualifier: Andorra v Wales
Venue: Andorra National Stadium Date: Tuesday, 9 September, 2014 Time: 19:45 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, online, mobile, and the BBC Sport app

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey could become one of Europe's top players, says international team-mate Andy King.

Ramsey's goal against Hull City secured the FA Cup for Arsenal in May and he has scored two league goals this term.

Wales begin their Euro 2016 campaign in Andorra on Tuesday and Leicester City midfielder King believes Ramsey, 23, will be integral to their hopes.

"I can't see why he can't go on to become one of the best midfielders in Europe," King said.

Gareth Bale and Ryan Giggs

King came up against Ramsey last Sunday as Leicester held the Gunners to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League and he was impressed with his international colleague's performance.

"I was speaking to one of the boys and I said he was Arsenal's best player," King added.

"I think he's probably been that for the last 18 months.

"He's been brilliant for Arsenal and brilliant for Wales as well and to have him in our team is obviously only going to be good for us."

Wales defender Chris Gunter, 25, says the form of Ramsey and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale can "raise the profile" of Welsh football and boost their hopes of qualification.

Bale is in his second season at Real Madrid after a successful first campaign in which he won Copa del Rey and Champions League winners medals.

Reading's Gunter hopes the success of Ramsey and Bale at club level can inspire the national team ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

"Every time you see them play they kick on," Gunter said.

"But those are the levels they're at and you're not surprised when you're playing like they are and the confidence you get from it.

"It's a great feeling and they're doing really well and it's great for Welsh football. They're raising the profile."

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