The Catalan is ready and willing to make his first start of the season on Saturday.
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The manager has failed to settle on a consistent attacking core in the new campaign; often tinkering and switching the alignment of his three attacking figures behind the main striker.
Marko Arnautovic, Ibrahim Afellay, Xherdan Shaqiri, Jonathan Walters, Charlie Adam and Peter Odemwingie have all been tried and tested in the three attacking midfield roles, yet a consistent trio is still to be put in place.
"I don't know when it will be that I can make my first start, but I am ready," the ex-Barcelona man said. "I feel really good and I'm training really hard."