Alex Song says familiarity is breeding contentment in Arsenal's midfield.

The Cameroon star has been a fixture in Arsène Wenger's engine room over the past few seasons and he has been part of a new triumvirate this year with Aaron Ramsey back to his best after a long-term injury and Mikel Arteta arriving from Everton.

All three have been among the goals since the start of the campaign and Song believes they are growing as a unit with every game.

"Our knowledge of one another is improving every day,"he told the Official Matchday Programme. "It hasn’t been easy because Mikel only signed for us recently, but you can see what a good player he is and I’m really happy to be playing with him.

"Aaron’s doing well too, and we’re all still coming together and learning what works best. We’re all trying to help each other and that’s important. The more we communicate, the better we’ll get – if we’re constantly giving each other advice on the pitch then we can become a very good unit.

"Also we’ve still got Jack and Abou to come back, which gives us a lot to look forward to in the midfield."

Song missed three of Arsenal's first four Premier League fixtures this season through suspension but he has been a virtual ever-present since then and he's satisfied with his form so far.

"I’m very happy, although you always want to do more," he said. "Last season I scored five goals and this time I’d like to score eight or ten – it would show that I’m improving a lot in that area.

"If you want to be a top player you need to keep pushing on, to keep improving every time. Under one of the best managers of the world I have that opportunity and I’m always trying to take it."

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9 Nov 2011