Ramsey - How I’m effective on the flank

14/15: Hull City 1-3 Arsenal - Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey says he has adapted his game to become effective on the right flank.

The Wales midfielder has been deployed on the wing in recent weeks and scored his 10th goal of the season in Arsenal’s recent 3-1 victory at Hull City.

Ramsey admits he prefers playing more centrally but feels he can still influence matches in his new role.

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“It's not my preferred position,” the midfielder told the official matchday programme. “I’m a central midfielder and that's where I like to be.

“I like to be involved a lot more in the game. When you are out wide you don't touch the ball for three or four minutes and I like to be at the heart of everything, trying to drive the team forward.

“But the manager's asked me to do a job out there, and I do have the license 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’m not a winger, I can't knock the ball beyond my man like Theo does, I prefer to get in the little pockets of space and get involved and play the combinations but it’s important to do a job for the team.”


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