Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has explained in an interview for Goal.com what he sees as the three main changes which have happened at the club in the recent past.
Ramsey feels the Gunners are in good shape as they look to retain the FA Cup against Aston Villa this weekend, to go with their third place finish in the Premier League behind Chelsea and Manchester City.
“The whole team is full of leaders and you need that because you're not going to have it very easy all the way through the season,” he said.
“I think the man management has been a lot better in the last few months - We can threaten from all over the pitch and I think we've been a lot more solid defensively as a unit.”
The leaders in the team are important because one of the main accusations with Arsenal in the last couple of seasons is that the club lacks grit and authority through the middle of the team.
Arsenal have been good in difficult away games over the last ten months, with performances at Manchester United and Manchester City good examples of games they may have lost two years ago.
The club’s manager Arsene Wenger has always been productive in terms of the way he man manages players and Ramsey’s comments suggest that the Frenchman’s skill in this area has only improved.
That will be important as the Gunners go for the title next season because there are going to be spells where players are out of form and start to doubt themselves.
Arsenal have always been useful in terms of creativity and attacking threat and if everyone does their job this weekend, it will be another piece of silverware in the trophy cabinet.