By Giuseppe Muro

Aaron Ramsey says a connection has formed between himself, Jack Wilshere and Alex Song as the trio “start to build a relationship” in midfield.

The central three have linked up in every pre-season game so far this summer and were particularly impressive against FC Cologne on Saturday with Ramsey playing further forward while Song and Wilshere sat deeper.

The combination also formed the spine of Arsène Wenger's midfield towards the end of last season and, while he knows there will be strong competition when Cesc Fabregas and Abou Diaby return to full fitness, the Wales captain is excited by their progress.

“Me, Jack and Alex are starting to build a relationship and are doing well together,” Ramsey told Arsenal Player.

“We've shown that we are more than capable of playing together and are connecting together. It is an interesting combination and one that I hope I can be apart of.

“In the middle, we did well [against Cologne] and it was a good work-out.”

The full interview with Aaron is now available on Arsenal Player. He discusses: the friendly win over Cologne, Gervinho’s debut, his relationship with Wilshere and Song and pre-season preparations.

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