Aaron Ramsey explains why he’s effective on the flank for Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey

The Wales midfielder has been deployed as a right winger this season, but would still prefer to play centrally.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has explained to the club’s official website how he has come to be effective on the right flank for his side.

The Wales midfielder has been deployed as a right-winger by manager Arsene Wenger this season, and was there again for the 3-1 win over Hull City.

His goal was his 10th of the season, a decent haul for a player who is arguably being played out of position. Ramsey though, says he is happy to fit in wherever he is needed and explains how he has come to be effective in his newfound position.

“It’s important to do a job for the team,” he said.

“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 prefer to get in the little pockets of space and get involved and play the combinations.”

The young midfielder does however admit that the right wing spot is not his preferred position, saying he would prefer to be a central midfielder.

However, the Arsenal midfield is a hard one to get into, with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Ramsey and several other stars all competing for a limited number of central positions.

And although Ramsey doesn’t seem to mind sacrificing himself for the team at the moment, he does long to be in the centre where he can be involved more in the game.

“I’m a central midfielder and that's where I like to be,” he added.

“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.”

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