Aaron Ramsey believes Arsenal's new-look midfield has the right balance - and plenty of depth.

Ramsey, Alex Song and Mikel Arteta have been regular starters in the engine room while Francis Coquelin, Emmanuel Frimpong, Tomas Rosicky and Yossi Benayoun have also contributed.

With Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby still to return from injury, Arsène Wenger has an abundance of options in midfield. Ramsey agrees.

We’re aware of the qualities players like Tomas and Yossi have - they came in and proved that they have that determination to help the team," he told the Official Matchday Programme.

"I think they both put in a really good shift [against Wolves]. Yossi scored the winner against Villa of course, and everyone was delighted about that – he’s settled in very well and is a really nice guy who always has time for you.

"We had a bit of a joke about his goal on the way home – I think he said he was meant to be on the edge of the box when the corner was taken, but he ventured into the area and it didn’t go too badly!"

Ramsey is happy with the way his partnership with new boy Arteta is developing too.

"The relationship has definitely grown as the season’s gone on," he said. "I think that’s shown in the fact that we’ve each had a number of assists, and even though we can still learn a lot more from each other we definitely have a much better understanding of each others’ games now.

"Mikel has definitely brought good experience to the midfield. We all knew what he was capable of before he came here - he was one of the best players at Everton, has a great range of passing and is very intelligent.

"In certain situations where you might need to see a game out he keeps the ball well and calms things down, and his stats prove that."

The full interview with Aaron is available in Saturday's Official Matchday Programme. You can subscribe to the Matchday Programme by calling 08700 20 20 20.

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30 Dec 2011