Arsene Wenger believes Aaron Ramsey is going from strength to strength this season and is looking forward to seeing the Welshman in tandem with Jack Wilshere.
Ramsey has grabbed his opportunity this season, stepping into a regular first-team place alongside Mikel Arteta and Alex Song following the summer sale of Cesc Fabregas and injury to Wilshere.
Wenger was always confident the former Cardiff trainee could make the step up in class, all the more remarkable in the wake of his horrendous leg injury in February 2010.
"I brought him in because of his quality," said the Arsenal manager.
"People forget about Ramsey is that this is his first full season really.
"For me, he is growing month to month and people are a bit impatient with him. I am very happy with what he is delivering - and if Wilshere comes back [soon] they can play together."
Ramsey has been outspoken in his views over the future of Wales following the death of manager Gary Speed.
Wenger is impressed with how Ramsey has taken such an important role in his stride.
"Aaron has personality," said the Arsenal manager.
"He is a bit young [to be a captain], because it is a massive responsibility for a player that age with the little experience he has.
"However, he can take pressure so he will grow very quickly in this role and he will be a great captain for Wales."