Aaron Ramsey has revealed that he feels far more ‘free’ playing for Wales and compared Chris Coleman’s set-up to Arsenal’s new formation.
- Ramsey didn’t want last season to end
- Enjoys freedom Coleman gives him
- Believes Arsenal’s new formation works better for team than old one
Speaking after Wales’s 1-1 World Cup Qualifier draw against Serbia on 11 June, Ramsey admitted that he enjoys the way his national team coach, Chris Coleman, allows him to ‘roam’ around the pitch, comparing the Dragons’ set-up to Arsenal’s new formation.
“I have the freedom to do what I like (with Wales),” Ramsey said.
“Chris Coleman has been fantastic for me, he lets me roam the pitch. That’s the way I like to play.
“I’m disappointed the season is finishing – I wish there were another 10 or 15 games.
“That system at Arsenal suited us in the end. It showed with the way we finished the season and winning the FA Cup in that formation.
“It allowed me to get into some dangerous positions and thankfully I put them away. It frees my game up.”
Ramsey did come out of his shell during Arsenal’s final few games last season, scoring a beautiful goal against Everton in the Premier League and, as if you need any reminding, the winner against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
The midfielder has always expressed his preference for playing in the middle and thankfully we’ve not seen him play on the wing since January (Ludogorets away).
Perhaps Arsene Wenger will give the 26-year-old more freedom next season after his strong end to last.