Gareth Bale may be the Welshman in north London hogging the headlines at the moment but Theo Walcott believes Aaron Ramsey is performing in a manner fit to claim such attention for himself.
Ramsey is 18 months younger than his Madrid-bound national team-mate but at one stage in their careers he was seen as the greater talent.
The Arsenal player's progress stalled after suffering a horror leg break at Stoke three years ago but he has started this season is dazzling form and Walcott believes his game is at a 'new level'.
Still top dogs: Theo Walcott insists Arsenal are still stronger than Tottenham despite their lack of signings
Ramsey, 22, has provided a thrust from deep midfield as well as a goal threat, scoring three times already. Previously, he has never managed more than four in a single season.
And, while Arsene Wenger's thin squad has been depleted by injuries, Ramsey has played every minute of the four games so far (if you exclude a couple against Fenerbahce he sat out after experiencing groin trouble).
'I think you can see a lot of improvements this year, especially in Aaron, my man,' said Walcott. 'He's trained very hard in pre-season.
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'He ended last season very, very good but he's just taken off this season and he's hit a new level. It's just great to see because he's deserved it. He's had a lot of injury problems. I'm very happy for him.'
Walcott thinks Ramsey is coming into form at just the right time, ahead of Arsenal's 'biggest test of the season' against city rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
The two clubs have experienced drastically different transfer windows with Spurs splurging 90million on four players, while Arsenal have brought just one in on a free.
Despite this, Walcott is adamant his squad is better. 'I feel that we're very, very strong. Everyone may say our squad is very, very weak and there are not many of us but we bounced back from such a disappointing result in the opening game and proved a lot of people wrong.
'Every club's different. They've invested their money very well but we don't care who we're playing against, whether they've brought in 30million stars, it doesn't matter.
'We just want to focus on our game and especially at home I feel that we can win. It's going to be our biggest test yet. I'm ready for it.'
Flying solo: Yaya Sanogo (right) is Arsenal's only signing of the transfer window so far
Easy does it: Aaron Ramsey (right) fired a double as Arsenal cruised past Fenerbahce