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Aaron Ramsey named to Euro 16 Team of the Tournament

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The Arsenal and Welsh midfielder's hair wasn't the only thing of his that shone brightly this summer.

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Following Portugal's victory in extra-time over host country France yesterday in the Euro 2016 final UEFA unveiled their Team of the Tournament, and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey was chosen as one of the eleven players for this very acclaimed honor:

The team (4-2-3-1): Rui Patrício (Portugal); Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Jérôme Boateng (Germany), Pepe (Portugal), Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal); Toni Kroos (Germany), Joe Allen (Wales); Antoine Griezmann (France), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Dmitri Payet (France); Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

Ramsey was a menace to opposing midfields and back lines all tournament long, shining the brightest in a 3-1 win over Belgium.

A target of polarizing opinions from Arsenal fans, it was refreshing to see a panel of 13 figures within the game judge his play to be among the best over a span of 30-odd days. With the arrival of Granit Xhaka to help spearhead the base of Arsenal's midfield, it's not hard to envision this upcoming club season being an exciting and successful one for Mr. Ramsey.