Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey believes he can play a major part in helping the club to the Premier League title next season if he is played through the middle, the Daily Express reports.
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The Gunners saw their title hopes disappear last month, but are still very much in with a chance of lifting the FA Cup.
The Welshman has largely featured on the right wing this term, and he has admitted that it has been a frustrating experience for him as he knows he would be able to serve the side better deployed through the middle.
Arsenal were held to a goalless draw with Sunderland earlier this week, following on from another against Chelsea before – making it 270 minutes of goal shy action at the Emirates.
And Ramsey believes that the goals have only been adequate rather than bountiful.
“I’m not hiding away from it, I want to be playing in the middle,” he said. “I’ve had chats with the manager. I showed at Manchester United what I’m capable of doing in the middle.
“The manager had said he wanted me do a job out on the right, and obviously I’ll do that. But I prefer to play in the middle.
“I like to get the ball and drive the team forward, to start from a defensive position and push the team forward with little one-twos.
“The manager respects everyone’s opinion. His door is always open, he’ll have his reasons but will also respect yours.
“You don’t see much of the ball out wide. I was relying on other people to get me into the game. It was frustrating. I was still contributing, I’ve had a few goals and assists. I am having an impact on the game, but I prefer to be much more involved.”
The Gunners end their season against West Bromwich Albion before gearing up to face Aston Villa at Wembley next weekend.