Aaron Ramsey has taken his game to a 'new level' says Arsenal team-mate Theo Walcott

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Theo Walcott insists Arsenal team-mate Aaron Ramsey has taken his game to a “new level”.

Ramsey has been the Gunners' strongest performer four games into the new season with his double in the 2-0 Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce lifting his tally to three.

The 22-year-old Wales midfielder was out for nine months after suffering a horrendous broken leg in 2010 and Walcott, who set up his second at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, believes he is now delivering on his promise.

"You can see a lot of improvements in players this year, especially in Aaron," he said.

"He's worked very hard in pre-season. He ended last season very well, but this season he's taken off and hit a new level.

"It's great to see and he deserves it because he's had a lot of injury problems. I'm very happy for him."

Arsenal booked their place in the Champions League group stage for a 16th successive season with their 5-0 aggregate win against Fenerbahce.

"We don't take too much notice of that statistic. We know Arsenal are a massive club and where we should be," Walcott said.

"It's a great achievement for the club to qualify on such a consistent level, but now we need to go to the next level and do more.

"It's not just about being in the Champions League, but also about competing."