Aaron Ramsey has revealed that he is uncertain of his first-team spot at Arsenal this season, with a number of team-mates excelling currently.
The Welshman was one of the stars of the European Championships this summer, and has already proved to be a key player for the Gunners in recent seasons, but injuries keep halting his progress.
Ramsey has recently recovered from his latest hamstring injury, and has been in-and-out of the starting XI since returning, and the player himself is now worried about trying to cement his name as a regular on the teamsheet.
“I want to get back in there now, get back into that team – that’s my target: to help this team achieve what we want to achieve this year,” Ramsey told Goal.
“It’s going to be hard work, the team are on a good run at the moment but I know what I am capable of doing and hopefully I can bring something to this team and help them to continue, or if not do even better than they have been doing.”
Arsenal have gone unbeaten in all competitions since the opening weekend of the term, and are currently sat three points off of top spot in the league. They have also qualified from their Champions League group with two games to spare, and a win tonight will see them into the semi-final of the League Cup.
Ramsey is right to be worried about spot, with a number of players fighting for places, and plenty in fine form. The Welshman may get an opportunity in the centre of the pitch should Xhaka, Elneny and Coquelin fail to show Wenger that they can make up for the absence of Santi Cazorla’s creativity.
The Spaniard is currently out injured, and Ramsey may well be able to stake a claim to be the 31 year-old’s long-term successor in the role.
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