Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey admits wanting to play centrally

Aaron Ramsey

The Wales international has been used on the right flank of late, but has his eyes on a position in the boiler room.

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has admitted that he wants to play in central midfield next season so he is more involved in his team’s play, as per ESPN.

The Wales international has been a critical member of Arsene Wenger’s squad for a number of years but was asked to operate from the right flank in the second half of last term.

The partnership of Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin has been first choice in the boiler room for much of the year so far, with Ramsey having to slot in on the right if he is to be included in the starting XI.

With the new season just around the corner, the former Cardiff starlet has confessed that he hopes to win back his role in the heart of the team.

"I much prefer playing in the centre of the park, that's where I feel comfortable,” Ramsey told ESPN.

“I like to be involved as much as I can in the game, and in the middle you're definitely the heartbeat of the team.

“When you're on the right, you can go minutes without seeing the ball, and that's a long time when you're out on the pitch.”

Arsenal also have the likes of Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere available in the centre of the park and as such the positions will be tightly contested in 2015-16.

Ramsey looks set to feature for the Gunners against London rivals Chelsea in the Community shield this weekend, but this is likely to be in a wide role rather than his preferred central position.

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