Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Aaron Ramsey is thriving in his central midfield role for Arsenal, likening his impact to that of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
The Welsh international has been crying out for a central role for some time, but injuries have set him back on a number of occasions, and he has struggled to hold down a regular position due to those setbacks.
Ramsey is thriving in his new role since the change in system at Arsenal, with him forging a partnership with Granit Xhaka in front of a back three, and the Welshman has been in great form this term.
Jamie Redknapp believes that he has now found his best position, and has likened his role in the side to former Chelsea star Frank Lampard.
Redknapp said: “Aaron Ramsey is thriving for Arsenal at the moment and it is because he is playing in his best central position.
“Arsene Wenger needs to keep Ramsey in this ‘Frank Lampard’ role.
“Whenever the ball goes wide, Ramsey’s priority has to be to make those runs from deep and get into the box.
“He is tireless in midfield, covering more ground than any other Arsenal player in each of his last four starts.
“Time and again he digs this team out of holes.”
Ramsey has been one of our best and most consistent players this season, alongside Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal, and there is no doubt that his new position has helped him become a key player within our side.
Likening him to Frank Lampard seems a bit of a push considering the amount of goals the former England international used to score on a regular occasion, but Ramsey’s importance to our side should not be discounted this season.
Does Ramsey deserve the comparison to Lampard? Has his best position ever been in doubt?