Aaron Ramsey
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be targeted by up to 10 clubs this summer, according to John Hartson

Arsenal midfieler Aaron Ramsey will be the target of 10 "big clubs" this summer, according to former Gunners striker John Hartson.

Ramsey has been a key member of Arsene Wenger's team this year as the north London club secured a Champions League spot and reached the FA Cup final.

The Welshman has enjoyed a prolific season scoring 14 goals and contributing nine assists in all competitions.

Invaluable performances led to the 23-year-old overshadowing record signing Mesut Ozil, who Arsenal signed from Real Madrid for £42.5 million, and his breakthrough season has made the Welshman one of Europe's hottest properties.

"Aaron Ramsey will be linked to 10 clubs in the summer," Hartson told the BBC.

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"But I can't see him leaving Arsenal in the foreseeable future. He's settled and loves the club. He's a top player and Arsenal don't want to lose him.

"He may feel 'I've had one outstanding season and Arsenal stuck by me when I wasn't playing that great a few years ago'.

"When he does get linked and when bids come in for him that tells you he's doing exceptionally well."

Ramsey was hailed as one of British football's rising stars when he signed for Arsenal from Cardiff City in 2008, snubbing Manchester United in the process.

After failing to consistently break into Wenger's starting 11, the Welsh international's career was thrown off course when he broke his leg while facing Stoke in February 2010.

Hartson has lavished praise on his compatriot for turning things around at the north London club.

"Let's not forget 18 months ago at Arsenal he was facing a bit of a backlash from the home fans," he added. "They were thinking, 'he's not really stepped up his performances'.

"But he's found something. He's gone up a gear and he's so influential to Arsenal now and the way they play."