Arsenal boss Unai Emery has spoken of the importance of Aaron Ramsey amid speculation surrounding the midfielder's future at the Emirates.
Ramsey came on as a substitute in the Gunners' 5-1 win over Fulham on Sunday and bagged himself a goal in an impressive display.
Reports have suggested contract talks with the club and the player have broken down, with a number of Premier League rivals now being linked with the Wales international.
However, Emery still took time to talk about Ramsey and the influence the player has in the team following their dismantling of the Cottagers at the weekend.
Emery said: "For me it was very important for him to take confidence and take that first goal.
"He did not start in the first 11 today but when he was on he scored within a minute and that gives confidence for both him and us.
"We are happy because I think this shows the commitment we have in training and the quality and the understanding of our tactical position.
"I think we are in the first competition in the world, and we must keep taking confidence."
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