For the first half of last season, Aaron Ramsey was hands down the best player in the Premier League, scoring 16 goals including the winner at Wembley in the FA Cup Final.
This season has been a struggle for the Wales international, as he has battled injuries and as a result he has lost his preferred central midfield role to Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla.
Since returning from injury, Ramsey has started the last seven Arsenal games, but in Arsene Wenger’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, Ramsey has found himself playing wide on the right, a position he is not thrilled about.
“It [playing on the right] is not my preferred position,” said Ramsey. “I am a central midfielder and that’s where I like to be. I like to be involved a lot more in the game.
“But the manager’s asked me to do a job out there, and I do have the licence to drift in and get involved.
“When we are defending, I have to stay in position but when we get the ball I can drift. I am not a winger, I can’t knock the ball beyond my man like Theo [Walcott] does.
“I prefer to get in the little pockets of space, get involved and play the combinations but it is important to do a job for the team.”
Ramsey has scored 10 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this season and he is aiming to finish the season strong:
“The season has been a bit stop-start for me and that’s been frustrating,” added Ramsey. “It takes you a few games to get into a routine each time you come back.
“But other than that I’ve been quite happy. I’ve got into double figures again for goals this season and added a few assists, too. We’ve still got some games to go so I want to score a few more yet.
Should Aaron Ramey be playing in central midfield for the Gunners? If yes, who would you drop to make to room for him?