Date: 28th November 2015 at 3:11pm
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With the injuries to Coquelin and Arteta leaving Arsenal short in the defensive midfield area many have been wondering whether Wenger will use the recently fit again Aaron Ramsey as a stop gap until one or the other returns.

Rambo has been used in a whole host of positions over the years and it`s safe to say that being deployed a deep laying midfielder does not work to his strengths. Arsene Wenger has confirmed his intentions to continue using Ramsey on the right and only play him deeper if absolutely necessary.

‘Ramsey is more an offensive player, I will use him sometimes there when the game demands, but is he naturally with Cazorla a balanced pair? Defensively, certainly, it’s a very adventurous one!”

‘I used Ramsey on the right because he gives us a balance, because we have Ozil who is an offensive player, we have Sanchez, we have Giroud or Walcott and Cazorla so to balance a bit defensively, I use Ramsey on the right. That’s where I will certainly continue to use him.”

‘He is not afraid to tackle but he likes to go in the box and he has a good timing of runs and he wants the ball and he wants to go forward. If you take that out of him, and you say ‘look, you have to sit now, and sit there and wait,’ you kill his strengths.”


Wenger also says that he gave Chambers a few minutes in a central midfield role now that he is short of players and is satisfied Calum can perform the task at hand.

‘In my mind I always had Arteta and Flamini and Coquelin. But Arteta was injured so I played always Coquelin. Now with Arteta and Coquelin both injured we are of course a bit short. That`s why I play Chambers for 10 or 12 minutes to see how he positions and we are happy because he can do it.’



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