By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger believes the goals will flow for Aaron Ramsey if he relaxes when he gets into scoring positions.
The Wales captain has netted three times this season from midfield but, by his own admission, has lacked composure inside the penalty area in recent games.
Wenger is delighted with Ramsey's overall progress since he returned to the Arsenal first team just over a year ago, and the manager is trying to manage the 21-year-old’s workload following a busy campaign.
"It is his first full season in the Premier League and he worked very hard [at Wolves] on Wednesday night again," Wenger told Arsenal Player.
"He always looks like he will score but doesn't score at the moment. Once that will be done I think he will be more relaxed in front of goal and score more. He has played many games this year and for a first season that is tremendous.
"I am quite happy I can give him a breather sometimes now. Aaron has played many games but he did absorb them well. He was tired two or three weeks ago, and it allowed me to give a breather [on Wednesday] to Tomas Rosicky who has played many games recently."
Ramsey was stationed in a wide role at Everton and Queens Park Rangers and came on in that position against Manchester City last weekend. Wenger is no stranger to fielding central midfielders on the flank - Ray Parlour being a notable example - but he only sees it as a temporary role for Ramsey.
"I don't think it is a long-term option for him because he is more a central player in the way I see him developing," said the manager.
"Sometimes to balance the team, especially considering on the other side we have a real winger, I put a midfielder in there. That's why in some games like at Everton I played him on the left. It worked then but at QPR we lost and it didn't work.
"It is not linked with one position, it is to balance the team. I think in the education of a player it is important that he plays in different positions."
Watch the full interview with Wenger on Arsenal Player.