After Wales’ superb Euro 2016 performances, which allowed them to progress comfortably to the semi-finals where they were knocked out by eventual tournament winners Portugal, their FIFA ranking has sky-rocketed.

Wales up moved up 15 places to 11th in the world and you can’t help but think Aaron Ramsey had a huge part in this.

The midfielder, who now has 44 caps for his country, was on fire during the tournament. He scored a goal, assisted four and won Man of the Match in Wales’ 3-0 win over Russia. He was absolutely brilliant and although Gareth Bale was also decent, when Ramsey was left out of the squad against Portugal because he picked up a second yellow in five matches against Belgium, the team fell apart. The midfield went missing and their rhythm completely broke down.

Wales’ midfielder Aaron Ramsey (R) celebrates with Wales’ coach Chris Coleman and team staff at the end of the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between Wales and Belgium at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq near Lille, on July 1, 2016. (DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old is hugely important for Wales and although he didn’t single-handedly boost them to 11th in the world rankings by himself, he definitely gave them a leg-up.

Arsenal need to do everything we can to keep hold of him.

Watch some of his highlights below.