Arsenal hero Martin Keown believes Aaron Ramsey has been inspired by his Wales teammate Gareth Bale.

Ramsey has scored 13 goals in all competitions for the Gunners this term before injuring a thigh on Boxing Day.

Bale's performances for Tottenham prompted Real Madrid to pay £85m (100m euros) for the Welshman in September.

"Of course it would have spurred Ramsey on," said Keown to BBC Sport.

"It's inspirational when you see one of your team-mates or opponent, fellow countrymen, do something like Gareth Bale does.

"When he can just run past players at will.

"Last season he was totally amazing. He's still doing a decent job now."

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