Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has admitted he’s not thinking about manager Arsene Wenger giving him more competition for a starting place ahead of the new season.
The Welsh international, who spoke recently to the Daily Mail, is targeting a regular place in the engine room for 2017/18, and is hoping his boss doesn’t bring in too many players to threaten his chances of featuring.
Ramsey ended last season strongly in Wenger’s 3-4-2-1 formation and is expected to go into the upcoming campaign partnering Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park.
“The system suited a lot players. It gives us a platform to build from. I felt good in that formation – it freed me up to get forward a lot more and get into some dangerous positions so I really thought it worked for us towards the end of the season,” said the 26-year-old.
Ramsey was also asked about the possibility of new players coming into the team this summer. “Arsenal are always linked with a million players. We never take any notice,” he admitted.
The former Cardiff City box-to-box player has struggled with injuiries in the past which has limited his playing time. But he’s determined to past his past woes behind him to start the new campaign strongly.
“With this new formation I want a long season. Hopefully an injury-free season. I know what I am capable of doing. If I can stay fit then hopefully it will take care of itself, but no targets, no,” Ramsey added.