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Arsene Wenger has given a hint on his central midfield pairing for the coming season.
The French man was speaking about Aaron Ramsey who played an important role in Wales run to the Euro 2016 semi finals and has hinted we could see the Welsh midfielder deployed centrally this season.
It is expected that summer signing Granit Xhaka would occupy one of the two central midfield spots, after joining the club for over £30m and Wenger has now hinted we could see Ramsey lining up alongside him.
“I have played him wide sometimes because I feel like he can balance the team well,” said the Frenchman of Ramsey.
“Of course he wants to play centrally, he wants to play behind the striker. What is the most important thing when you put players in positions is that you have to consider their psychological and physical profiles.
“Aaron’s psychological profile means that he always wants the ball and always wants to be available, so that’s in the heart of the game
“If you consider his physiological profile, he can absorb all the positions.”
“He is certainly most suited to central midfield because he’s a box-to-box player. I think he likes to come from deep and make runs going forward, so I would think that at the start he would like to play from a deeper position in midfield.
“That’s more suited to him and therefore that gives him a tactical responsibility for us that he may not have for Wales.”
Arsenal are well stocked in the midfield position and there would definitely be competition for midfield places this term. Wenger also has the likes of Mohammed Elneny, Francis Coquelin and Jack Wilshere as his other midfield options.
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