It may not be a busy period off the pitch for Arsenal, but there’s been plenty of change on it as Arsene Wenger looks to experiment with the squad.
As well as much needed fitness ahead of the Liverpool game on August 14th, the boss has had the chance to see where players are best suited to accomodate the absentees.
Following their success at the Euro’s the Gunners trio of Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud will miss the opening of the Premier League due to an extended holiday spell.
That gives a number of players the chance to feature in a new-look Arsenal XI, with the signing of Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding adding much needed competition in the ranks.
None more so that Aaron Ramsey who will now look to push up the field and challenge Ozil for the number 10 position, something he’s been desperate to secure.
The Welshman was handed 65 minutes as Arsenal took on Manchester City in their final pre-season game before opening up the curtain on a new Premier League campaign.
We’ve scouted out Twitter for some of the best reaction to the midfielders performance! Should he start their vs. Liverpool? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Ramsey as a Trequarista behind Alexis was working well. Drifted into a lot of space left by Alexis.
— Shourya (@hectorbellerun) August 7, 2016
Imagine not rating Aaron Ramsey.Will shut up all his doubters just like he did during the Euros
— Nikhil (@nikhilk_98) August 7, 2016
Alexis and Ramsey look great. Should start with them at 9 and 10 vs. Liverpool.
— Oli Price-Bates (@OliPriceBates) August 7, 2016
Coquelin ElNeny Ramsey Alexis Campbell and Theo. Would be crazy for pressing. Brain dead but great. Stamina and pace ?
— AlMaraiPapi (@SaaidWarsame) August 7, 2016
Alexis could work in the centre forward position but he needs a supporting player (Ramsey). Isolated he becomes useless.
— Jas (@JasAFC) August 7, 2016
Gabriel/Holding defensive partnership versus Manchester City today. A central midfield of Coquelin, Xhaka and Ramsey at #10. Interesting.
— FK² (@fkhanage) August 7, 2016
Ramsey & Alexis. ?
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) August 7, 2016
— UberArsenal™ (@UberAFC) August 7, 2016