Ramsey has 'respect' of Arsenal team-mate Laurent Koscielny.


Koscielny and Ramsey. [Getty]

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has hailed his team-mate Aaron Ramsey for always giving his all for the Gunners, labelling the Welshman a top professional.

The France international has given his "respect" to Ramsey as he knows the midfielder will continue to put on top performances for the North London side, pending when he leaves. 


The 28-year-old, who has been with Arsenal since 2008 and has made over 300 appearances for the club, is set to leave the Emirates at the end of the season after agreeing terms with Juventus.


"He shows great character every day in training and when he plays. He gives 100 per cent which I respect a lot," the Frenchman told Sky Sports.


"Sometimes players just think about themselves before the club, but he is a very good professional. He will give 100 per cent for the club until the end."


Koscielny scored the winning goal when Arsenal hosted Chelsea over the weekend and the defender said of the 2-0 triumph at the Emirates stadium. 


"It was very important to win," he said. "It was a six-pointer. If you lose to Chelsea they are nine points in front of us, now we are three points behind. It's still tight for the top four.


"When you win against a big opponent it's very important for confidence. Our game was good with the commitment, team effort, and this is good for the next games.


"If you want to stay in the race we need to keep winning and not drop points. It's important to keep this for the next few months."



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