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.

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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.