Aaron Ramsey has recently been discussing his position for next season, after growing frustrated at his current role on the right of midfield.
Ramsey declared that he wants to resume his central midfield role, which was occupied by Santi Cazorla for the majority of 2015.
“Of course I prefer the middle and I make no secret of that,” Ramsey told Sky Sports.
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However, there are a number of other players who harbour similar hopes to Ramsey, and we analyse the battle to star alongside Francis Coquelin in the list below.
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Our club captain was handed a one-year contract extension this summer and needs a solid pre-season having played his last competitive game against Borussia Dortmund in November.
Due to his positioning, Arteta may find first team opportunities hard to come by with a midfield pairing of him and Coquelin lacking any attacking nous.
However, in some games, Wenger may opt to pair the two defensive midfielders in order to give us a greater security in front of the back four.