Danny Murphy explains what he likes about Arsenal's midfield

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Former England man Danny Murphy has produced some positive comments about the Arsenal midfield.

Former Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy told talkSPORT what he likes about Arsenal’s midfield at the moment.

Murphy explained on the radio station that he’s been impressed by the way the players rotate and interact with each other in the middle of Arsene Wenger’s team.

He’s also explained that he feels it’s significant that attacking star Alexis Sanchez is back in the team and already having an impact.

“Arsenal played some wonderful stuff – They have this really nice rotation with the three that play in behind Giroud,” he told talkSPORT.

“They played really free, the tempo and everything about their game was much better, partly because they had Sanchez back in the side, who adds that tenacity when they haven’t got the ball.”

Arsenal’s biggest strength

Arsenal’s biggest strength is arguably their core of talented central midfielders.

When Wenger is able to play with nautral width, the Gunners look much more balanced through the middle, able to use Francis Coquelin in front of the back four, with players who can control possession and create chances just ahead of him.

Wenger is spoilt for choice in terms of central players who can support Olivier Giroud in terms of providing a goal threat.

The issue he sometimes has is fitting them all into the same team, with Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla occasionally nudged out to the left hand side.

Hopefully the rotation and freedom that Murphy mentions can be maintained in Arsenal’s line-up throughout the season.

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